SURVEY SAYS: Favorite Holiday Movie 2019

PLANSPONSOR NewsDash readers share what is their favorite holiday movie.

Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “What is your favorite holiday movie?”

The following listed movies did not receive any votes:

  • A Diva’s Christmas Carol
  • An American Christmas Carol
  • Bad Santa
  • Bernard and the Genie
  • Christmas in Connecticut
  • Prancer
  • The Hebrew Hammer
  • The Holiday
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • We’re No Angels

The following movies received less than 3% of votes:

  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Home Alone
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Love Actually
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Scrooged
  • The Bishop’s Wife
  • The Polar Express
  • The Ref
  • The Santa Claus

Die Hard, Holiday Inn, Miracle on 34th Street and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer each received 4.8% of votes. Fifth place goes to Elf, with 5.9% of readers selecting it as their favorite holiday movie.

A Charlie Brown Christmas and White Christmas tied for fourth place, receiving 7.1% of votes. A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation, with 8.3% of readers selecting each, tied for the third spot. And No. 2 goes to A Christmas Carol, at 10.7%.

And, once again, the No. 1 holiday movie selected by NewsDash readers is It’s a Wonderful Life, which received 15.5% of votes.

More than four in 10 responding readers (42.7%) indicated their vote did not change since the 2017 survey, while 3.7% did change their choice. Nearly one-quarter (23.2%) don’t remember which movie they voted for in 2017, and 30.5% did not participate in the survey that year.

A big thank you to all who participated in our survey!


I have to watch it every year!!!!

For goodness sake, please don’t ever include, or do a survey on, favorite Hallmark movie or we will all miss Christmas because we’ll still be scrolling through the endless list!

When will we stop considering Die Hard a Christmas movie – it is ridiculous.

October is nothing but horror movies and December is nothing but Christmas movies. It keeps the world spinning.

I love them all and watch them all. I still debate my husband on whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie…

Holiday movies are great because they divert my attention from all the bad news in the world, and I don’t have to listen to campaign ads by politicians slamming each other!

My second choice is “Die Hard”, which certainly is a Christmas movie despite what some may think.

I had no idea there were holiday movies other than “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

I watch as many as I can fit in. Especially while wrapping presents and baking.

Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. Sorry guys

My guilty pleasure is the plethora of Hallmark Christmas movies

Gotta go with the classic A Christmas Carol, but so many close seconds!

Holiday movies help me shift my mood from grumpy & stressed to grateful & happy.

I chose Christmas Vacation, but A Charlie Brown Christmas is a very close second.

I prefer the ones that get to the spirit behind Christmas. There are really about 5 that I could choose as my favorite – impossible to pick just one!

It’s not Christmas until Linus drops his blanket. I have watched Charlie Brown’s Christmas every year since it was first broadcast.

Depending on the audience, “Elf” & “Christmas Vacation” are perfect with the kids and family; I selected “Love Actually” as that’s the choice for me and the Mrs.

At some point in the holidays you just need to put on your most comfy pjs, have a bowl of buttery popcorn, cuddle under the quilt with your honey, and watch an old favorite that brings happy memories. Helps to curb the insanity for a couple of hours.

I love the George C. Scott version the best.

Even the grinchiest Grinch has to love a feel good holiday movie from time to time. It’s a time to sip hot chocolate and eat fresh from the oven cookies while enjoying your favorite movies!

I love Christmas movies! If you really aren’t feeling in the spirit, they most certainly help you change your attitude (usually)!

There really are waaaay toooo many to choose from. All of the cartoons are great with the exception of Frosty Returns but you must agree because it’s not on the list!!! 🙂

I’m 60 years old and for the first time in my life I saw the ENTIRE “It’s a Wonderful Life” movie over the weekend! Also, it appears I am missing out on a lot of great Hallmark movies by not having cable. Bummer.

It’s nice that there are so many good movies for any mood.

It’s not Christmas in our house unless the Christmas Story is playing in the background while we are opening presents.

In general, they’re trite, and they suck.


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