25 Most Iconic Christmas Movie Scenes

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Everyone loves Christmas movies and everyone equally loves quoting them. Here is a small selection of memorable movie quotes from a few Christmas classics. Did I miss any?

25 Most Iconic Christmas Movie Scenes:

25. “Santa Claus: The Movie” (1985)

B.Z.: “A sequel. That’s it. We’ll bring it out on March 25, and we’ll call it … Christmas 2!”

24. “Bad Santa” (2003)

Sue: “I’ve always had a thing for Santa Claus. In case you didn’t notice. It’s like some deep-seeded childhood thing.”

23. “Elf” (2003)

Buddy: “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”

22. “Rise of the Guardians” (2012)

North: “Everyone loves the sleigh.”

21. “A Christmas Vacation” (1989)

Clark: “We’re kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.”

20. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966)

Narrator: “He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps… means a little bit more!”

19. “Home Alone” (1992)

Kevin McCallister: “This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys. Nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?”

18. “Christmas Vacation” (1989)

Rusty Griswold: “Dad, this tree won’t fit in our back yard.”

Clark Griswold: “It’s not going in the yard, Russ. It’s going in the living room.”

17. “A Christmas Carol” (1938)

Tiny Tim: “God bless us. Everyone.”

16. “The Polar Express” (2004)

Santa Claus: “This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas — as am I. Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”

15. “Christmas Vacation” (1989)

Cousin Eddie: “Shitter was full!”

14. “The Ref” (1994)

Boy: “Santa doesn’t drink champagne. Santa only drinks milk.”

George: “Listen. Santa can’t drink no more milk. Santa has a lactose intolerance, and it gives him horrible gas pains. Do you want to see Santa farting down everybody’s chimney?”

13. “Elf “(2003)

Buddy: “First we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookiedough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”

12. “Scrooged” (1988)

Frank Cross: “It’s Christmas Eve! It’s… it’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we… we… we smile a little easier, we… w-w-we… we… we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be!”

11. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

George Bailey: “Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!”

10. “Christmas Vacation” (1989)

Ellen Griswold: “Isn’t it a little big?”

Clark Griswold: “It’s not big … just full?”

Rusty Griswold: “Dad, this tree won’t fit in our back yard.”

Clark Griswold: “It’s not going in the yard, Russ. It’s going in the living room.”

9. “Frosty the Snowman” (1969)

Santa Claus: “Too late? Why, nonsense. Ohh, don’t cry, Karen. Frosty’s not gone for good. You see, he was made out of Christmas snow, and Christmas snow can never disappear completely. Oh, yet sometimes it goes away for almost a year at a time, and takes the form of spring and summer rain. But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.”

8. “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)

Kris Kringle: “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind… and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here, maybe I can do something about it.”

7. “A Christmas Story” (1983)

Ralphie: No! No! I want an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

Santa Claus: You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.

6. “Christmas Vacation” (1989)

Clark Griswold: “Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.”

5. “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” (1964)

Santa Claus: “From what I see now, that will cut through the murkiest storm they can dish up. What I’m trying to say is, Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?!”

4. “Christmas Vacation” (1989)

Clark Griswold: “Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I’d like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?”

3. “White Christmas” (1954)

Phil Davis, Bob Wallace, Betty Haynes, Judy Haynes: “And may all your Christmases be white. MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

2. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965)

Linus Van Pelt: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’”

1. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

Zuzu Bailey: “Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

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