We set up a bracket of 16 Christmas movies to find out which one is the best. After lots of votes, we finally have a winner. The greatest Christmas movie (according to our poll here in 2019).....

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

There you go! Not happy with this result? Be sure to vote in next year's poll when we do it all over again. Here is a rundown of how each round went.

Round 1...

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation made easy work of Gremlins.
  • Elf had absolutely zero problems getting past Love Actually. I think the few votes that did go for Love Actually were probably Buzz voting from a different computer just so it wasn't a complete shut out.
  • Home Alone made quick work of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • The Santa Clause just squeaked by Scrooged.
  • It's a Wonderful Life was able to get past Jingle All the Way.
  • Bad Santa had just a few votes more than Miracle on 34th Street (1994).
  • A Christmas Story had no problems with The Muppet Christmas Carol.
  • Die Hard was able to pull out a pretty easy victory of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).

Round 2...

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation edged out Elf by just a few percent of the votes.
  • In the one blow out in round 2, Home Alone easily handled The Santa Clause.
  • This was the most highly contested match up, but It's a Wonderful Life was able to get by Bad Santa.
  • And finally, A Christmas Story was able to defeat Die Hard.

Round 3...

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was able to get by Home Alone pretty easily.
  • "You'll shoot your eye out" was able to topple "An angel gets its wings" as A Christmas Story was able to make it to the finals over It's a Wonderful Life.

Round 4...

  • It was close, but National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was able to hold off A Christmas Story with 55% of the vote.