I didn't do this last year, but in 2012 and 2011 I looked at my top 5 and bottom 5 holiday movies on Flickchart, and in 2012 I looked to see how the rankings had changed. So let's do that here too, comparing it to 2012!
I don't know how many holiday movies I'd seen in 2012, but right now I have 43 on my Flickchart.
My current top 5:
1. Love Actually (#2)
2. Amahl and the Night Visitors (#155)
3. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (#164)
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (#207)
5. It's a Wonderful Life (#217)
2012's top 5:
1. Love Actually (#2)
2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (#145)
3. It's a Wonderful Life (#181)
4. White Christmas (#193)
5. A Charlie Brown Christmas (#199)
Oooh, that is definitely a difference. White Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas don't make the cut on this year's top 5, but they are numbers 6 and 7, so that's not too far behind. In the meantime, we have two new musical holiday movies at the top, though they could not be more different in terms of tone and music.
Let's look at the bottom 5, which changed virtually not at all from 2011 to 2012.
My current bottom 5:
5. The Christmas Shoes (#2232 out of 2281 movies)
4. Frosty Returns (#2233)
3. The Santa Clause 2 (#2262)
2. The Star Wars Holiday Special (#2276)
1. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (#2277)
2012's bottom 5:
5. The Christmas Shoes (#1751)
4. Frosty Returns (#1756)
3. The Santa Clause 2 (#1786)
2. Star Wars Holiday Special (#1801)
1. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (#1802)
So, yup, the exact same lineup, but I've seen more movies this year, so they all got pushed down farther. Santa Claus 3 is 475 spots lower than it was two years ago -- as it deserves to be.
What new holiday movies have I seen since December 2012? Well, none in 2014. I watched Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (#2006) and The Year Without a Santa Claus (#1169) in May of 2013, and Arthur Christmas (#1123) in January of 2013.
I should watch more holiday movies this year. So, as I did two years ago, let me look at the top 5 holiday movies I have not seen.
Top 5 unseen holiday movies:
1. Gremlins (#493 on the global chart)
2. Die Hard 2 (#584)
3. Black Christmas (#713)
4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (#769)
5. Diner (#823)
I am going to make a pact to see all of these in 2015. We'll see if any of them end up at the top or the bottom of next year's list!