Poll: The Best Christmas Movies Of All-Time

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Poll: The Best Christmas Movies Of All-Time

No, "Die Hard" didn't make the list.

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There's a new survey out that ranks the best Christmas movies of all-time and no, "Die Hard" did not make the list.

According to the latest research,

The survey of 2,000 Americans found “A Christmas Story” is officially the best holiday movie of all time, followed by “A Charlie Brown Christmas."

In third place is the old standard “It’s a Wonderful Life," and then we get to fourth place, which survey participants said was "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles."

"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" is a classic starring the late John Candy and Steve Martin and written/directed by John Hughes. It's brilliant. It's hilarious. It's heartwarming. It's also a damn Thanksgiving movie, which throws the credibility of this survey right out the window.

Seriously, how can "Die Hard" not make the list when you're including films from a totally different holiday? The list in totality includes 50 films - not ONE of them "Die Hard!"

This survey sucks.

Anyway, here's what else they pollsters uncovered (We already started the article. We're too deep to turn around now).

20 ICONIC CHRISTMAS MOVIE MOMENTS
1. Kids decorate the Christmas tree for Charlie Brown (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
2. The leg lamp, “It’s fra-gee-le!” (A Christmas Story)
3. “You’ll shoot your eye out!” (A Christmas Story)
4. Schwartz gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole (A Christmas Story)
5. Dancing during rehearsal (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
6. Cindy Lou Who sings “Where Are You Christmas?” (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
7. “When Christmas Comes to Town” (The Polar Express)
8. “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!” (Home Alone)
9. “You’re a mean one, Mister Grinch” (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
10. George Bailey running home and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas (It’s a Wonderful Life)
11. Rudolph leads the reindeer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
12. “I’ll be Home for Christmas” (Meet Me in St. Louis)
13. Jamie Lee Curtis fights for the ham (Christmas With the Kranks)
14. Buddy experiences New York City for the first time (Elf)
15. George and Mary fall in the pool at the dance (It’s a Wonderful Life)
16. Santa fight in the warehouse (Jingle All the Way)
17. “I’m sorry I jammed 11 cookies into the VCR” (Elf)
18. Ryan Reynolds gets hit in the face with a hockey puck (Just Friends)
19. Fireworks set the house on fire (Deck the Halls)
20. “Yippee-cay-ay” (Die Hard)

TOP 10 BEST ON-SCREEN SANTAS
1. The Santa Clause
2. Miracle on 34th Street
3. A Christmas Story
4. Santa Clause is Coming to Town
5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6. Arthur Christmas
7. The Polar Express
8. Frosty the Snowman
9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
10. Bad Santa

TOP 50 BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES
1. A Christmas Story
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. It’s a Wonderful Life
4. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
5. Home Alone
6. The Polar Express
7. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
8. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
9. The Shop Around the Corner
10. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
12. A Christmas Carol (1938)
13. A Christmas Carol (2009)
14. Miracle on 34th Street
15. A Christmas Carol (1999)
16. A Christmas Carol (1951)
17. White Christmas
18. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967)
19. A Christmas Carol (1984)
20. The Santa Clause
21. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
22. Frosty the Snowman
23. Jingle All the Way
24. Four Christmases
25. The Muppet Christmas Carol
26. Christmas With the Kranks
27. The Nightmare Before Christmas
28. Eloise at Christmastime
29. The Christmas Wish
30. The Holiday
31. Christmas in Connecticut
32. Love Actually
33. Just Friends
34. The Preacher’s Wife
35. The Best Man Holiday
36. Scrooged (1988)
37. Elf
38. Arthur Christmas
39. Bad Santa
40. Nutcracker
41. Babes in Toyland (1961)
42. Holiday Inn
43. The Bishop’s Wife
44. Scrooge (1951)
45. Scrooge (1970)
46. Scrooge (1984)
47. The Family Stone
48. Meet Me in St. Louis
49. Babes in Toyland (1986)
50. Babes in Toyland (1934)

Hammer and Nigel have more on this bogus survey in the clip below:

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