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This Has Been Voted As The Best Christmas Movie Of All Time

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This Has Been Voted As The Best Christmas Movie Of All Time

We're in the thick of festive cheer as Christmas is just around the corner - and naturally, to get us in the spirit of Yuletide season, we're sticking some classic movies on the box.

We're spoilt for choice for Christmas films, with both the mainstream TV channels and Netflix having an array of festive titles to keep us occupied on the cold, wintry evenings.

And while we couldn't possibly choose what our favourite festive film of all time is (honestly, it'd be like choosing between your children), Ranker.com has finally revealed the world's best-loved Christmas movie...and prepare to be stunned.

The 1989 slapstick comedy topped lists (Credit: Warner Bros)
The 1989 slapstick comedy topped lists (Credit: Warner Bros)
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Topping the list with over 11,000 votes, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is the number one rated Christmas movie? Nope, we've not heard of it either.

The 1989 slapstick comedy features Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid as the Griswold family, who are desperate to have the best Christmas ever - however, one small error causes a domino effect of disasters, resulting in hilarity galore.

For those of you who are keen to rewatch the supposed Christmas classic over the festive season, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is available to watch on Prime Video.

The 1966 Grinch is back (MGM Television)
The 1966 Grinch is back (MGM Television)
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Second place on the controversial list is the 1966 version of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The straight to TV animated special features the now classic story of how the cold-hearted Grinch decides to steal Christmas Day from the excitable residents of Whoville. It has since spawned two remakes - the 2000 Jim Carey version (which comes in the list at 14th place) and the 2018 reboot seeing Benedict Cumberbatch voice the not-so-jolly green loner.

Third place goes to much-loved Christmas classic Elf, starring Will Ferrell, while fourth goes to Home Alone - which Macaulay Culkin's antics when he's left behind on a family holiday a much-watched favourite around the festive season.

Elf only came in third (Credit: New Line Cinema)
Elf only came in third (Credit: New Line Cinema)
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The list controversially also includes Die Hard in at number 10. The film, which causes arguments every single year as to whether it's a Christmas film or not, sees Bruce Willis star as John McClane who becomes caught up in a terrorist takeover of a Los Angeles skyscraper.

The top ten most voted-for films are as follows:

1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

2. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

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3. Elf (2003)

4. Home Alone (1990)

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

6. A Christmas Story (1983)

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7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

8. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

9. The Santa Clause (1994)

10. Die Hard (1988)

Fans may be shocked to hear that universally adored Muppets Christmas Carol, only rolled in at 13th place.

The Polar Express was 15th (Credit: Warner Bros)
The Polar Express was 15th (Credit: Warner Bros)

The "terrifying" Polar Express rolled in at 15th place, while Tim Burton's similarly scary The Nightmare Before Christmas came in 17th place.

And in news that will leave us sobbing to Joni Mitchell in our bedrooms, 2003's Love Actually trailed behind at 29th place.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Christmas, TV News, TV & Film, TV Entertainment

Kimberley Bond
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