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 months 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 months ago

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

warlis · 1 month ago

Klaus is so good

katkid10 · 1 month 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 · 1 month ago


panda89 · 1 month ago

hard choice between grinch muppets christmas carol and christmas chronicles!

squish123 · 1 month 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 · 1 month ago

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

ramsay · 1 month ago

Even though all the other movies are great πŸ‘

catheaven · 1 month 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 · 1 month ago

Home alone 1

emoji4172 · 1 month ago

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

sandwichbo · 1 month 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 · 1 month ago

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

xkruger · 1 month ago

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

ilovepanda · 1 month 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 · 1 month ago

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

loveart · 1 month ago

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

opalstar · 1 month 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 · 1 month ago

Definitely the Christmas chronicals

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

bananabean · 4 weeks 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 · 3 weeks ago

Home alone, I watch it every year!

ninjahorse · 3 weeks 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 · 3 weeks ago

Home alone is by far the best!

freya2909 · 3 weeks ago

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

stargrl · 2 weeks ago

The muppet Christmas Carol is the best!!!🀣

annie13 · 2 weeks ago

I chose the nightmare before Christmas

ninjahorse · 1 week ago



gelatoni · 1 week ago

so hard to pick 1