Christmas crackers: top festive films named

The classic 1946 film came top in the poll

IT’S a Wonderful Life has been named the top Christmas film.

A Radio Times poll of 3000 viewers put the festive flick in first place, ahead of other popular classics such as Home Alone.

The top 50 features some surprising titles, such as 1988 action film Die Hard in eight place.

Radio Times’ film editor Andrew Collins said: “Die Hard may come up short in terms of snowfall, but it earns its place.

“Set on Christmas Eve, it’s just as capable of producing festive tingles as the more traditional Muppet Christmas Carol or the cockle-warming Love Actually.”

The list sees three versions of A Christmas Carol, in addition to the Muppets’ version, one starring Alastair Sim and the other with Bill Murray.


The top 25 Christmas Films 

1          It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

2          The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

3          Love Actually (2003)

4          Elf (2003)

5          Home Alone (1990)

6          Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

7          White Christmas (1954)

8          Die Hard (1988)

9          Scrooge (1951)

10        Santa Claus (1985)

11        The Polar Express (2004)

12        Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

13        Scrooged (1988)

14        A Christmas Carol (1984)

15        The Santa Clause (1994)

16        The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

17        TheHoliday(2006)

18        Gremlins (1984)

19        Home Alone 2: Lost inNew York(1992)

20        The Grinch (2000)

21        Bad Santa (2003)

22        The Railway Children (1970)

23        The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

24        Meet me inSt Louis(1944)

25        The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)

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