It’s a topic that’s sure to spark heated debates around the dinner table – but a new poll has finally unveiled the most popular holiday movie of all time.
Frank Capra’s 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life has officially won the coveted Christmas crown – 43% of 2,000 Americans polled named it the must-have strip for the holiday season.
Other top-watched films during the season include A Charlie Brown Christmas (42%), Home Alone (42%), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (35%) and The Polar Express (32%). .
Respondents also shared their favorite movies they think are vacation movies without explicitly stating it – including Die Hard (25%), The Sound of Music (21%), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ( 12%), “Lethal Weapon” (11%) and even “Batman Returns” (8%).
“There’s a certain charm to vacation 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 picks grouped together reminds us of how timeless some of these films are and how lasting their impact on how we celebrate the holiday season,” he added.
Respondents also named their favorite holiday character – Home Alone’s Kevin McCallister (30%), followed by on-screen Santa Claus, Tim Allen from The Santa Clause, who is in second place (29%). .
Meanwhile, 53% say holiday-themed TV episodes and specials are a secret treat they look forward to.
Among those seen from the comfort of the couch, top TV favorites are Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (60%), Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (37%), the Friends – Episode “The One” Featuring “Holiday Armadillo” (19%) and the “South Park” classic “Christmas Snow” (14%).
Four in ten (39%) now watch movies more during the holiday season than any other time of year, while over half (53%) of the women surveyed said they make every effort to ensure they see their favorite film can enjoy holiday movies and shows at any holiday time.
More than a third of respondents overall (34%) said they would even download and/or subscribe to a new streaming service that features their favorite Christmas movie just to get rid of their festive movie itch.
And while 63% say the holidays are stressful, the nostalgia of holiday movies and content is comforting and makes many happy. More than half (52%) believe the holidays would feel “incomplete” if they couldn’t watch their favorite movies.
The results also showed that 52% of respondents felt that watching holiday movies during the holiday season helps them connect with their family.
“The nostalgia of vacation movies is part of what makes them so entertaining,” Williams said. “Cuddled tightly on the couch, pouring yourself a mug of hot chocolate and streaming your favorite content can really bring out the magic of the holidays.”
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