What’s the greatest Christmas film ever?


9th December 2020

SETTLING down at Christmas time and watching a festive film is one of our favourite Christmas traditions, but which festive film is the best?

Funky Pigeon has polled the nation and, according to their research, the top five Christmas films of all time are:

1) Home Alone (1990)
2) Elf (2003)
3) Love Actually (2003)
4) Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
5) The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

It’s a strong list, but we’re not 100% sure they’ve got it right. After all, for their poll, they only asked those aged 18 and over.

Here at First News, we know that our readers are the real experts on Christmas films, so we want to hear your thoughts! Which one’s the best? Let us know in the poll below, and if we missed one be sure to let us know in the comments!

What is the greatest Christmas film ever?


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opalstar · 2 years ago

Oh it was SO difficult I love more than half the films there! I voted the new Grinch though:

Home alone and Nativity definitely caught my eye!

I hope you choose some good films.

crystallv · 2 years ago

I think home alone it was funny when the buglers head was on πŸ”₯ fire

warlis · 2 years ago

Klaus is so good

katkid10 · 2 years ago

I love the Muppets Christmas Carol, but I love Home Alone. It was SO hard, but I had to vote a Muppets Christmas Carol. It was mainly because it was so good and also - partly - because I cried when the Ghost of the Christmas Future showed Scrooge the death of Tiny Tim. We are reading this book in school too.

ninjahorse · 2 years ago


panda89 · 2 years ago

hard choice between grinch muppets christmas carol and christmas chronicles!

squish123 · 2 years ago

Never even watched some of the films up there, but a few I knew.

Home alone did catch my eye and a few of the others ones did too but it just had to be the Nativity.

To be honest, I actually tried to find if there was a nativity two because in my opinion I think Nativity two was a finger nail better than the first Nativity

ramsay · 2 years ago

ELF is one of the funniest craziest family movies of ALL time

ramsay · 2 years ago

Even though all the other movies are great πŸ‘

catheaven · 2 years ago

It's definitely Elf. It's just so funny, and it has a great cast too. I chose Elf but there was some really good ones in there, like the Christmas Chronicles (the second one just came out on Netflix!) and Nativity, which I will always love. But let's be honest, it's gotta be Elf!

opsm909 · 2 years ago

Home alone 1

emoji4172 · 2 years ago

Hard to choose... I like the Grinch 2018, Arthur Christmas and Home Alone but I like Home alone the best!

sandwichbo · 2 years ago

I chose the polar express because in year 2 at the build up to Christmas, my teacher would play the movie. The theme song will forever be stuck in my head because when I mean build up to Christmas, I mean 1st November.

happy26 · 2 years ago

The polar express got me interested in trains and that was ages ago!

xkruger · 2 years ago

the Christmas chronicles is great. I recommend you watch it : ]

ilovepanda · 2 years ago

The Snowman is special to me because my family only watch it once a year, on Christmas Eve, and it is a great tradition

I love watching it 😁

humbugs · 2 years ago

Nightmare before Christmas is a great family movie πŸ’€πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ˜ˆπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ„πŸ•·πŸ•ΈπŸ¦‡πŸŽ

loveart · 2 years ago

Omg 😳
I love literally all these movies! Sooo hard to choose.

opalstar · 2 years ago

I am surprised to see the amount of people that voted the original home alone, I really thought ELF or GRINCH or NATIVITY would zoom by first!

toodles · 2 years ago

Definitely the Christmas chronicals

It was so hard to choose!!!
Almost impossible!

bananabean · 2 years ago

This was so hard... I couldn't choose between Home alone, ELF and Klaus but I think im gonna go with Home alone!!

bamboomilk · 2 years ago

Home alone, I watch it every year!

ninjahorse · 2 years ago

ramsay and catheaven have their heads screwed on correctly - Elf is (and always will be) the best! The rest of you - brilliant choices and all, but NO ONE and NOTHING and NO ONE will ever beat elf, so...

backbender · 2 years ago

Home alone is by far the best!

freya2909 · 2 years ago

I LOVE home alone 1 and 2 but i chose no 2 for support

stargrl · 2 years ago

The muppet Christmas Carol is the best!!!🀣

annie13 · 2 years ago

I chose the nightmare before Christmas

ninjahorse · 2 years ago



gelatoni · 2 years ago

so hard to pick 1

ecool · 2 years ago

So hard to decide πŸ˜₯ Home alone, Elf or Klause!!!

ecool · 2 years ago

Or home alone 2 the nightmare before Christmas. Iknow literally all of the movies (except Navity). But Ninja horse, Ramsey and catheaven are right Elf is the best!!!

candyflos · 2 years ago

It was such as hard decision but I’ve gone with Nativity as it’s so funny and in my opinion really brings out the joy in christmas.
Really recommend you watch it πŸ˜‰

nim-pom · 2 years ago

HOME ALONE 1 is such a classic!! It brings the whole family together and is very funny! We watched just before Christmas last year! I'm surprised Miracle on 34th Street did not get many votes; that was a great movie too!

nim-pom · 2 years ago

Arthur Christmas was good too, however, it contained some offensive stereotypes towards women, such as, "They used to say it was impossible to teach women to read" and Mrs Claus said, "I'll just stay at home, as I'm the wife, and my husband will go to work."

opalbarnet · 2 years ago

me and my brother decided on this. We love nativity as well, and home alone, but a muppet christmas carol is SO GOOD!!!!!!!

latiosgod7 · 2 years ago

#Home Alone all the way

luigi55 · 2 years ago

I love home alone!

ellabeegee · 2 years ago

Too hard can’t pick

sushirat1 · 2 years ago

I pick Nativity! You can just watch it over and over and it never gets old! It is very funny and I love the songs too!

galina · 1 year ago

So difficult!!! I was stuck between Home alone or The Santa Clause but eventually Santa Clause won. The two films are very similar because they have both got lots of comedy. Personally, I think πŸ€” The Santa πŸŽ…πŸ» Clause is funnier but, sadly, it was a very tough decision! πŸŽ₯

spookyboot · 1 year ago

I voted Christmas chronicles it is THE BEST

ira497 · 1 year ago


inaaya · 1 year ago

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dadoo · 1 year ago

So hard to choose but I just love the live action grinch but elf is sooooooooo funny πŸ˜† and then also home alone is hilarious 🀣🀣🀣 but I chose grinch as it is my favourite 🀩.
Home alone 😲

kitten28 · 1 year ago

The only one I watched was The Polar Expess so I could only choose that one.πŸ˜₯

amyunicorn · 1 year ago

The Christmas Chronicles

isssad · 1 year ago

I HAD to do Christmas chronicles I love that film!

weirdcat · 1 year ago

I've Only watched a few of these........out of those elf is definitely the best.