Top 10 famous lines from holiday flicks


By Carissa Alcantara

Aside from the usual Christmas tree decorating and gift wrapping, this holiday season is also the best time to rewatch some of the classic Christmas movies and remember some of the most iconic lines that will get your family into the holiday spirit.

Here are some of the iconic movie lines from all-time favorite Christmas movies.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

One of the Christmas classics, this film follows the story of Charlie learning the spirit of the holidays.

"I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love." — Charlie Brown.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Attempting to bring Christmas to his beloved Halloween town, this holiday flick brings out the love and belief in the Christmas spirit from a different perspective.

"Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!" — Jack Skellington.

Die Hard (1998)

It may not seem like the typical Christmas movie but with Bruce Willis trying to save a party from intruders wearing a Christmas hat? This film is absolutely a fan favorite.

"It's Christmas, Theo; It's the time of Miracles, so be of good cheer." — Hans Gruber

How The Grinch stole Christmas (2000)

Annoyed by the out-of-control Christmas festivities in Whoville, the Grinch conspires to deprive the Who's of their favorite holiday but comes to learn that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys.

"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas perhaps means a little bit more!"— the Grinch

The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Desperate to save the Christmas spirit, Scott Calvin, who plays Santa in the film, turns in the table by finding Mrs. Claus and keeping his son from the naughty list.

"Seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing." — Charlie Calvin.

Love Actually (2003)

Another wholesome Holiday flick that follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

"I realized that Christmas is the time to be with the people you love."—Billy Mack.

Elf (2003)

Born as an oversized elf at the North Pole, this Christmas film follows the story of Buddy traveling to New York to find his biological father while celebrating the holiday spirit.

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."—Buddy.

Polar Express (2004)

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."— Conductor.

The Holiday (2006)

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries in time for the Christmas season. These two women each meet a local guy and fall in love.

"It's Christmas Eve, and we are going to celebrate being young and being alive." —Miles Dumont.

The Happiest Season (2020)

Love wins, after all, a coming-of-age holiday romantic comedy that captures the emotions of wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas by revealing a secret.

"I just woke up thinking about going home with you and got very excited about Christmas." — Abby.

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