Along with shopping trips, visiting relatives and lots of food, watching Christmas movies is one of the holiday's unbreakable traditions. Old standbys such as "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street" are bona fide classics yet a crop of modern films have emerged to challenge the status quo. More so than the films of old, holiday movies of the new era have become defined by star power and their box-office success.
Using data from Box Office Mojo and adjusting for inflation, CNBC compiled a list of the 10 highest-grossing Christmas movies of all time. Spoiler Alert: "Die Hard" is most assuredly not on the list (with pre-emptive apologies to those who argue it's a holiday movie).