You may remember that we recently informed you of our campaign to find the ‘Best Ever Christmas Film’. We didn’t just want to pick it ourselves though, as we’d probably end up picking one that not everyone agreed with… ahem Jingle All the Way… So we left it up to the public to decide.
We had a good idea what a number of the front-runners would be, so over a couple of weeks we introduced our Facebook fans, as well as some of their friends, to our nominees. Amongst these were The Grinch, Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Santa Clause, to name but a few. The main event though was a poll that followed these introductions, in which people could vote for any Christmas film that they liked.
The majority of people took the poll seriously, and we received in excess of 17,000 votes spread out across over 70 different films! Here we’ll introduce you to the first installment of our ‘top 10’ featuring ranks 10 down to 6.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
The Griswold family are preparing for Christmas, but predictably things don’t quite go according to plan for the unfortunate Clark, thanks to his obnoxious family guests.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
A little girl, played by then child star Mara Wilson, has doubts about the existence of Santa Claus. That is, until she meets the ‘real’ Father Christmas as depicted by Richard Attenborough.
Santa Claus: The Movie
IMDB Rating: 5.3/10
This movie begins with the story of how Santa Claus as we know him was born, before moving to the modern day and a story of how an evil toy manufacturer wants to put Santa out of business.
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Die Hard is a controversial entry to our list, as it is not necessarily a Christmas film. It is based around a hostage situation at the Nakatomi Plaza building where John McClane (Bruce Willis) is attending a Christmas party with his wife.
The Nightmare before Christmas
IMDB Rating: 8.0/10
A classic Tim Burton film, The Nightmare before Christmas is an animated tale of Jack Skellington – the king of Halloween Town, who stumbles into Christmas Town and becomes taken with the idea of Christmas.
Keep checking back on the blog for our rundown of the films that placed in our top 5 and remember to come over to our Facebook page to tell us if you agree with the films chosen!