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If you don't believe that the holiday season lacks a little love, take a look at CNN's live updates from the carnage of this year's Black Friday. Nothing says holiday cheer like knocking out your neighbor in order to get the latest and greatest gift.

Don't let picking a Christmas movie to watch with the family be as controversial to the group as the existence of Santa Claus is to a group of 7-year-olds.

Using one criteria to help decide what to watch for your next Christmas movie night, here are the top 12 grossing holiday movies ever, according to the movies' box office sales.

Our information is taken from Box Office Mojo and IMDb.com.

12. 'Christmas with the Kranks' (2004)

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Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis star in Revolution Studios' comedy "Christmas with the Kranks," a Columbia Pictures release.

Summary: When their daughter leaves for the holidays, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas. But when she changes her mind and returns, chaos ensues.

Lifetime gross: $73.78 million

Trivia: It was estimated that the cast and crew consumed over 10 pounds of fake snow during production. (IMDb.com)

11. 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (1993)

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Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon) in "Tim Burton's The Nighmare Before Christmas.”

Summary: Jack Skellington attempts to bring Christmas to his home of Halloweentown.

Lifetime gross: $75.08 million

Trivia: Tim Burton got the idea for the poem of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" after seeing Christmas merchandise being put up right after Halloween. The clash of the two holidays ignited his imagination. (IMDb.com)

10. 'The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause' (2006)


Summary: Scott Calvin tries to keep his new family together while figuring out how to stop Jack Frost from ruining Christmas.

Lifetime gross: $84.5 million

Trivia: This is the first time Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin appear in the same film. They would later appear together in Little Miss Sunshine, an Academy Award nominated film. (IMDb.com)

9. 'Four Christmases' (2008)


Summary: A holiday show about family relations that hits a little too close to home. A couple has to deal with visiting all four of their divorced parents for Christmas.

Lifetime gross: $120.15 million

Trivia: Reese Witherspoon was hit in the face with a plate during the filming of the dinner scene. She required five stitches, and the shoot was delayed for three days. (IMDb.com)

8. 'A Christmas Carol' (2009)

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"Disney's A Christmas Carol"

Summary: An animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' Christmas novel. Jim Carrey stars as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Lifetime gross: $137.86 million

Trivia: Before this film, Jim Carrey was offered the chance to be the voice of Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story." Carrey turned the offer down. The part ended up going to Tim Allen. (IMDb.com)

7. 'The Santa Clause 2' (2002)


Summary: Scott Calvin, also known as Santa Clause, hunts for a Mrs. Clause in order to preserve his position.

Lifetime gross: $139.24 million

Trivia: On Scott Calvin's first date, the woman he is with has a face of Santa on her shirt. The face of Santa is actually Tim Allen. (IMDb.com)

6. 'The Santa Clause' (1994)

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The Santa Clause

Summary:After accidentally killing Santa, Scott Calvin must assume his place in order to save Christmas.

Lifetime gross: $144.83 million

Trivia: According to IMDb.com, Disney made an exception to its policy of not hiring ex-cons with Tim Allen. Allen reportedly has a criminal record.

5. 'Elf' (2003)


Summary: A human raised by Santa and his elves at the North Pole travels to New York City in search of his real father.

Lifetime gross: $173.4 million

Trivia: Will Farrell was offered $29 million to come back in "Elf 2" in 2013. He turned the offer down. (IMDb.com)

4. 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' (1992)

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"Home Alone 2"

Summary: MacCaulay Culkin returns as Kevin, this time in New York City. Kevin tries to outsmart the same criminals that he encountered the year before.

Lifetime gross: $173.56 million

Trivia: Culkin was paid $4.5 million for his role in the film, which was the biggest payment ever to a 12-year-old actor. (IMDb.com)

3. 'The Polar Express' (2004)

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"The Polar Express"

Summary: A story about one boy's journey from doubting the existence of Santa Claus to re-iginiting his belief in Santa Claus.

Lifetime gross: $185.62 million

Trivia: A flux capacitor from "Back to the Future" (1985) can be seen during the scene where Smokey and Steamer are trying to catch the pin. The director of "The Polar Express," Robert Zemeckis, also directed "Back to the Future." (IMDb.com)

2. 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (2000)


Summary: A live-action retelling of the 1966 classic cartoon. Jim Carrey stars as The Grinch.

Lifetime gross: $260.04 million

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Trivia: It took Carrey three hours in the morning to get in costume and one hour in the evening to get out. He did this for 92 days. (IMDb.com)

1. 'Home Alone' (1990)


Summary: Kevin is accidentally left behind over Christmas by his family. When two robbers show up at his house, Kevin must find a way to survive.

Lifetime gross: $285.76 million

Trivia: The movie in "Home Alone" called "Angels with Filthy Souls" is based on the actual movie "Angels with Dirty Faces" (1938). "Angels with Dirty Faces" is about a priest trying to stop a gangster from corrupting street youth.