December 1, 2015

hmv Presents: The Top 15 best-selling Christmas movies
by James

by James Forryan

hmv London; 01/12/2015


"Like the legend of the Phoenix, I've just eaten a whole packet of chocolate HobNobs..." Editor,

The Top 15 best-selling Christmas movies

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a festive film or two, but have you ever wondered which Christmas classics are the best-sellers at hmv? Wonder no more...

Bad Santa

15. Bad Santa

Sony Pictures Home Ent.

Terry Zwygoff's film stars Billy-Bob Thornton in the role of Santa as you've never seen him before...


14. Scrooged

Paramount Home Entertainment

Richard Donner's updated version of this Charles Dickens classic stars Bill Murray as a modern day Scrooge who has his views on the festive season challenged by three ghostly figures...

Rise of the Guardians

13. Rise of the Guardians

DreamWorks Animation

Animated fun from Dreamworks featuring the voices of Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman and Chris Pine

The Muppet Christmas Carol

12. The Muppet Christmas Carol

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.

Another popular version of the Dickens favourite featuring Jim Henson's creations and Michael Caine

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

11. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Warner Home Video

Chevy Chase leads the Griswold family into more festive misadventures...

White Christmas

10. White Christmas

Paramount Home Entertainment

Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye team up for this classic festive musical

A Christmas Carol

9. A Christmas Carol

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.

Jim Carrey leads yet another reworking of the ever-popular Christmas story

The Snowman

8. The Snowman

Universal Pictures

Timeless animation featuring Raymond Briggs' famous snowman, including the classic song 'Walking in the Air'

The Polar Express

7. Polar Express

Warner Home Video

Another animated classic, this time featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Daryl Sabara

Miracle On 34th Street

6. Miracle

20th Century Fox Home Ent.

Remake of the 1947 original starring the late, great Sir Richard Attenborough

The Grinch

5. The Grinch

Universal Pictures

Jim Carrey provides the voice in this classic film featuring the grouchy green monster

Arthur Christmas

4. Arthur Christmas

Sony Pictures Home Ent.

Animated fun from the brilliant Aardman Studios, featuring the voices of Hugh Laurie, James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent

Home Alone

3. Home Alone

20th Century Fox Home Ent.

The film that launched the career of Macauley Culkin, Chris Columbus' film is still an all-time favourite


2. Elf


Will Ferrell stars as an oversized elf in what is still one of his funniest ever performances - an absolutely essential ingredient for a fun Christmas

It's a Wonderful Life

1. It's a Wonderful Life

Universal Pictures

All these years after it was made, Frank Capra's poignant and powerful film is still the most popular festive movie at hmv, and rightly so.