Survey Says: OFCS members choose their favorite Christmas movies

With the winter holiday season upon us again, OFCS members considered the great Christmas movies of cinema history, and have chosen their five favorites.

By a wide margin, It’s a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, came out on top.

Results were tabulated on a weighed-score basis: a vote for favorite received five points; a vote for second favorite received four points; third favorite, three points; fourth favorite, two points; and fifth favorite, one point. It’s a Wonderful Life was ranked in one of the top five positions by 26 members, and received a cumulative score of 104 points.

The rest of the top five:

A Christmas Story (67 points; ranked by 18 members)
Die Hard (65 points; ranked by 18 members)
Bad Santa (38 points; ranked by 12 members)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (34 points; ranked by 11 members)

Other films with significant rankings:

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (31 points; ranked by 12 members)
Love Actually (28 points; ranked by 10 members)
Scrooge (1951) (27 points; ranked by 7 members)
Gremlins (26 points; ranked by 10 members)
Home Alone (26 points; ranked by 9 members)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (22 points; ranked by 9 members)
Edward Scissorhands (18 points; ranked by 6 members)
The Polar Express (17 points; ranked by 6 members)
Elf (15 points; ranked by 7 members)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) (15 points; ranked by 5 members)
Black Christmas (1974) (14 points; ranked by 5 members)
Scrooged (13 points; ranked by 9 members)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (12 points; ranked by 3 members)
White Christmas (11 points; ranked by 4 members)

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