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These Are The Highest-Grossing Christmas Movies Of All Time

Dec 21, 2016

People tend to be a little more free with their spending at the holidays—and heading to the movies for a classic holiday film is no exception.

Many movie producers have learned that lesson to their delight, especially as audiences worldwide watch holiday classics like The Polar Express and How the Grinch Stole Christmas over and over again. Even better, it doesn't seem like a holiday movie has to be particularly good to make a lot of money; critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave the top 10 highest-earning Christmas movies an average rating of 49.5 out of 100.

Although these holiday flicks might be a far cry from Oscar-worthy cinematography, they've clearly sparked some of the Christmas spirit in audiences, who have collectively shelled out billions of dollars to see these films in theaters.

Here are the highest-grossing holiday movies of all time, per numbers from BoxOfficeMojo.com.

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