The Most Cherished Holiday Movie Has Been Revealed – Can You Guess What It Is?

This is a topic to inspire a volatile debate around the dinner table, but a new poll has finally revealed

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This is a topic to inspire a volatile debate around the dinner table, but a new poll has finally revealed the most beloved holiday movie of all time.

Frank Capra’s 1946 classic holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” has seized the crown for the most beloved Christmas movie. 43% of 2,000 surveyed Americans named it as the essential flick for the holiday season.


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Among the other top watched movie during the season are “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (42%), “Home Alone “(42%), “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (35%), and “The Polar Express” (32%).

People who responded also shared their favorite movies they consider holiday films, without explicitly being so — including “Die Hard” (25%), “The Sound of Music” (21%), “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone” (12%), “Lethal Weapon” (11%) and even “Batman Returns “(8%).

“There’s a certain sense of charm in holiday movies — especially the older classics,” said Jason Williams, Product Director at Plex, the global streaming media platform that commissioned the survey, conducted by OnePoll.

.“Seeing these top choices all grouped together is a reminder of how timeless some of these movies are and how long-lasting their impact is on how we celebrate the holiday season,” he added.

Respondents also named their favorite holiday character— Kevin McCallister from “Home Alone” (30%), with on-screen Santa, Tim Allen from “The Santa Clause,” coming in a hot second (29%).

Holiday Favorites Come from the TV, Too

Meanwhile, 53% say holiday-themed TV episodes and specials are a guilty pleasure they also look forward to.

Among those viewed from the comfort of the couch, the top TV favorites are “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (60%), “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (37%), the “Friends” episode “The One With the Holiday Armadillo” (19%), and the “South Park” classic “Christmas Snow” (14%).

On the other hand, four in 10 which is 39% of the people binge-watch movies during the holiday season while the other half which was 53% of women that surveyed said they go out of their way to make sure they can alwasy watch their favorite holiday movies and shows each and every holiday season.

More than a third of respondents overall (34%) said they would even download and/or subscribe to a new streaming service that has their favorite holiday movie just to scratch their festive film itch.

“The nostalgia of holiday movies is part of what makes them so enjoyable,” Williams stated. “Gathering close together on the couch, pouring yourself a mug of hot chocolate and streaming your favorite content can truly bring out the magic of the holidays.”