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2 of the 5 Highest-Grossing Christmas Movies Are Set Right Here in New York

Bet you can guess which ones.

Check out the full list below, and feel some NY pride when you get to #4 and #5.

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20th Century Fox

(Image via 20th Century Fox)
(Image via 20th Century Fox)

1

Home Alone

 

 

Which film was released in 1990, stole the #1 spot at the Box Office for 12 weeks, and made over $285,000,000? This one! Home Alone was obviously a fan-favorite 26 years ago, and still holds up today.

 

Via flicks.com
Via flicks.com

2

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

 

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas was every kid’s dream: it brought a Dr. Seuss book to life. The film was so successful, it grossed $260,000,000 in its run at the Box Office.

 

(Image via Warner Bros)
(Image via Warner Bros)

3

The Polar Express

 

 

Warner Bros. are no strangers to the list of high-ranking holiday films, and coming in at #3 is their film starring Tom Hanks, The Polar Express. This movie took kids on a magical train ride to the North Pole, and grossed $183,000,000.

 

(Image via 20th Century Fox)
(Image via 20th Century Fox)

4

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

 

 

We knew this one was coming, right? Home Alone 2: Lost in New York follows Kevin McAllister as he gets into all kinds of hi jinks around NYC. While the follow-up-film was a tad less successful than the original, it still managed to rake in over $173.59 million.

 

(Image via New Line Cinema)
(Image via New Line Cinema)

5

Elf

 

 

This 2003 release became an instant holiday classic. There’s just something about New York City at Christmas time, right? That and the combination of animation and real-life actors made this movie something special — special enough to earn $173.40 million.

 

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