We all have our favourite films we love to break out at Christmas-time and now, the Radio Times has announced the results of its Christmas Film poll.
The poll collected 2,882 ballots, so this should be a pretty definitive list, let’s see. Yep, It’s A Wonderful Life is right at the top, with a heart-warming 17.83% of the vote. Directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart as the man everyone would love to change, this does indeed seem to be the ultimate story for warming your cockles on a cold winter’s night.
Coming second is Muppet Christmas Carol. Those little puppets have been everywhere recently with the upcoming release of their new film, The Muppets, proving that they have what it takes to go the distance. A newer favourite coming in third is the celebrity-packed Love Actually, proving that love actually is all around.
Other films on the top 50 list include Die Hard at number eight, not specifically a Christmas film but a goodie nonetheless, and Gremlins at number 18, you know, the one with the scary little creatures that multiply at a terrifying rate. Bridget Jones’s Diary also makes an appearance at number 29 and the newly released Arthur Christmas is already there at number 41.
Now that Christmas is just around the corner (nearly…) prepare to watch your favourites and get ready for the season to be jolly!