Most Popular Christmas Films Leave Christ Out
Some people feel Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Christ, but apparently not many. If one were to rank the importance of Christ in Christmas based on popular Christmas films, sadly it would rank very low as the top 10 grossing Christmas films reveal.
It may be hard to find a movie depicting the true meaning of Christmas as romance and Santa Claus have dominated the big screens for the past decade.
According to a list of the “10 Highest Grossing Christmas Movies of All-Time,” compiled by Yahoo! News, none of the films has a Christ-centered theme.
These highly profitable films are listed below:
10. Christmas With the Kranks (2004)
9. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
8. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
7. Four Christmases (2008)
6. A Christmas Carol (2009)
5. The Santa Clause 2 (2006)
4. The Santa Clause (1994)
3. Elf (2003)
2. The Polar Express (2004)
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Hollywood isn’t the only one dismissing the "Christ" in Christmas but many television networks have adopted a similar model.
ABC’s popular “25 Days of Christmas” series lacks any Christ-centered Christmas films along with the Hallmark Channel’s new Christmas movies.
It seems that many are capitalizing on including "Christmas" in their titles while excluding Jesus.