23 – Top 5 Things to Watch on Christmas

Merry Christmas you filthy animals!

On part 2 of our holiday themed episodes, we grab a nice cup of cocoa and put on our ugliest sweaters to decide once and for all what the best things to watch on Christmas are. Join Tuong “Gruber” La, Kristine “The Elf Dentist” Shadid, Chelsea “The Red Nosed” Fahey, and Taylor “The Abominable Snowmonster” Fleming as we ride our magical Christmas sleigh into the last Top 5 episode of 2017!

Love our list? Loathe it entirely? You got better ideas for what makes a better Christmas movie? Let us know! — – -> ranked@podcavern.com

Ground Rules

  • Movies, tv shows, holiday specials, something that you can actually watch
  • As long as it invokes Christmas it is fair game (in other words it doesn’t TECHNICALLY need to be a Christmas movie)
  • Holiday movies are fair game too. (Doesn’t need to actually be about Christmas)

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered lists.

Group Top 5

5. Merry Christmas Mr. Bean (1992)

4. Elf (2003)

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

2. Home Alone (1990)

1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)


Tuong’s List

  • Merry Christmas Mr. Bean
  • Elf
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Bojack Horseman Christmas Special
  • The Night Before
  • Santa’s Slay
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • A video fireplace
  • Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “A Very Sunny Christmas”
  • How i Met Your Mother “How Lily Stole Christmas”
  • Parks and Recreation “Citizen Knope”
  • Community “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”

Kristine’s List

  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • Fireplace Video
  • The Holiday
  • Die Hard
  • Just Friends
  • Family Man
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  • Sound of Music
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • Futurama “Xmas”
  • basically watching family members play any n64 game

Chelsea’s List

  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Charlie Brown’s Christmas (1965)
  • Love Actually
  • The Office “Yankee Swap”
  • Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Trading Places
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Jack Frost (1998)
  • I’ll be Home for Christmas (1998)


Taylor’s List

  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Elf
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Home Alone
  • Jingle All the Way
  • The Simpsons “Marge be not Proud”
  • The Office “Christmas Party”
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • The Night Before
  • Die Hard
  • Lethal Weapon


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *