What could be better than being snuggled up at home in front of the fire, beverage in hand, watching crap on TV? It’s part of what Christmas is all about. The television specials, the films, we’re subjected to both the classic and the drastic each year.
So I wanted to know what everyone’s favourite Christmas movie is. The rules:
- Your film of choice must have been on television (terrestrial or satellite)
- It has to be Christmas set or themed. You can’t pick, for example, Zulu, just because it’s on every year or because you like to watch it every Christmas. Die Hard, on the other hand, would qualify, as it’s set at Christmas.
Q: What’s your favourite Christmas film?
Tom: Home Alone
Matt: Home Alone
Mike R: Home Alone
Mike W: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Alix: Home Alone 2
Stu: Arthur Christmas
Michelle: Home Alone
Jamie: Jingle All the Way
Terry: Home Alone
Sam: Lethal Weapon
David R: Jingle All the Way
Sue R: Miracle on 34th Street
Nathan: Miracle on 34th Street
Ben G: Muppets Christmas Carol
Jack: Home Alone 2
Me: It’s a Wonderful Life
There you have it:Elf just wins (because I counted Home Alone 2 as a separate film, not additional votes for the first film).
I think Elf is a worthy winner, it just seems more “Christmassy” than Home Alone. It’s got Elves and Santa in it, after all.
If you’d like to let me know your favourite Christmas film, leave a comment. Disagree with the choices or rules above? Likewise.
Watching that tonight!
(this was difficult because I wanted to say, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Mary Poppins or Charlie & Choc Factory, but they do not meet the criteria do they)
No, they don’t. Unfortunately. The Wizard of Oz is probably the film I associate most with Christmas, love it. Doesn’t count though.