In case you're not quite in the holiday mood yet, take this poll of favorite Christmas movies and compare the results to these earlier pols:
According to this Marist Poll, 26% of adults nationally cite A Christmas Story as their favorite holiday movie. It’s a Wonderful Life is preferred by 24%. Miracle on 34th Street warms the hearts of 16% while 13% enjoy watching Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney croon in White Christmas. An additional 13% say A Christmas Carol is their favorite holiday flick, and 9% are unsure.
When Marist last asked this question in 2010, 24% of U.S. residents said It’s a Wonderful Life was their choice for classic holiday movie compared with 23% for A Christmas Story. Miracle on 34th Street received 22% while 13% said A Christmas Carol was their holiday staple. 12% most enjoyed White Christmas, and 5% were unsure.
I'm pretty sick of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34Th Street," but "A Christmas Story" and "Christmas Vacation" still hold up for me. And I'm still a sucker for "A Christmas Carol," as is my sister (though she likes the George C. Scott version, and I like the Alastair Sim one). Why isn't "Bad Santa" on the list?