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'Home Alone' Is The Ultimate Christmas Movie Of All Time, Study Finds

'Home Alone' Is The Ultimate Christmas Movie Of All Time, Study Finds

Christmas is a time of giving, sharing and sitting on your couch for a festive movie marathon like no other.

And if you're battling with your nearest and dearest about what yuletide film to watch next then there's no longer a reason to argue as Home Alone has been named the 'Ultimate Christmas Movie' following a new study.

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Online marketplace Music Magpie have done the hard yards and found the top 20 festive flicks, using a fairly foolproof method that takes in consideration a plethora of 'festive elements'.

The categories that they measured each film by include the number of Christmas references, the movie's overall financial performance, whether it received critical acclaim and general festive buzz.

After taking all these 'festive elements' into account, Home Alone reigned supreme and you see why.

'Home Alone' has been named the 'Ultimate Christmas Movie'. (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
'Home Alone' has been named the 'Ultimate Christmas Movie'. (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
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The 1990 movie follows eight-year-old Kevin McCallister as he's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for France. While he's delighted to have his home all to himself, he soon faces danger when thieves try to break into his home.

And you see why the film came out on top as the Macaulay Culkin starring flick brought in a whopping £728 million ($936,442,849) in the global box office and since its release 29 years ago, it's been searched 51 million times on Google.

You can't really argue those figures!

Macaulay Culkin played Kevin McCallister in the 1990 flick. (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
Macaulay Culkin played Kevin McCallister in the 1990 flick. (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Wondering what else to watch? Here's the list of 'Ultimate Christmas Movies':

  1. Home Alone
  2. Elf
  3. Love, Actually
  4. The Grinch
  5. The Santa Clause
  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  7. Arthur Christmas
  8. Gremlins
  9. The Polar Express
  10. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  11. Die-Hard
  12. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  13. Scrooged
  14. Jingle All The Way
  15. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  16. It's A Wonderful Life
  17. Miracle On 34th Street
  18. White Christmas
  19. Bad Santa
  20. The Holiday

So, find a cosy spot on the couch and get watching now. Read more about the study here.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Christmas, TV Entertaiment, TV News

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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