Over 20 years after its release, the comedy classic has topped a new poll with a whopping 35% of the vote, sitting in front of fan-favourites Elf (26%) and British romcom Love Actually (23%).
Some may say Die Hard isn’t technically a festive film but, after finishing in fourth place with 21%, we think we can put that debate on the shelf. The Snowman rounds out the top half of the poll with 20% of the vote, which was taken as part of new research by Virgin Media O2.
You can see the full results below:
- Home Alone
- Love Actually
- Die Hard
- The Snowman
- It’s A Wonderful Life
- Miracle on 34th Street
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
- A Christmas Carol
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
With all of the love for these merry movies, over a quarter of those questioned (27%) admitted that they argue with family and loved ones about what to watch, with households spending an hour surfing the channels before settling on something to enjoy. It may not sound like a lot, but that's an eye-watering total of 47.4 million hours across the adult population this holiday season.
Virgin Media O2 commissioned the research to celebrate the launch of their ‘What Should I Watch?’ platform, an interactive television and film recommendation tool that helps speed up decision-making when it comes to picking what to watch on the small screen.
Users will be able to base their results on genre, TV or film preferences, with a list of the top 10 movies also available thanks to The Official Film Chart, which refreshes each week based on home release sales.
Simon Groves, Director of Brand and Marketing at Virgin Media O2, said: “This Christmas is set to see us watching more TV than ever, with a star-studded line up of favourite films to enjoy - but despite all this choice, it still seems deciding what to watch can take us quite some time.
“Our ‘What Should I Watch?’ platform has been designed to help save on time spent surfing TV channels by bringing the nation’s most popular films and TV shows together in one place, helping TV fans find the right genre, for the right mood, in minutes.”
To save yourself time channel surfing this Christmas, head to Virgin Media’s new ‘What Should I Watch?’ interactive tool here: https://www.virginmedia.com/blog/tv/what-should-i-watch.
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