The best Christmas movies ever

The best Christmas films ever

It's Christmas Day, an important occasion to those who celebrate it. And to those who don't, it's the best moviegoing day of the year.

-- Rob Manker

1. "A Christmas Story" (1983) 2. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" (TV-1966) 3. "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) 4. "The Santa Clause" (1994) 5. "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) 6. "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (TV-1964) 7. "White Christmas" (1954) 8. "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (1992) 9. "Elf" (2003) 10. "Love Actually" (2003)The number: $19.3 million: Gross earnings for "A Christmas Story," during its U.S. theater run from November 1983 to January 1984, including just $2 million on its opening weekend. By comparison, "Avatar" brought in $73 million over its opening weekend.

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