The BIG Question: Christmas Film Choices

Over the festive season we used our mind probe (ahem; formspring) to interrogate your brain and pull out exactly which films you'll be putting on and enjoying with mince pie in hand and glass of sherry on the hearth. Or, in the case of people who picked films like Silent Night, Deadly Night, axe in hand and cup of blood on the hearth. Whichever one you fancy. Here are the selected best bits from our virtual postbag of answers.

NccTardis - 'I'll end up watching a National Lampoon film, or 3...'

hypnogoria had a few suggestions but this one particularly caught our eye; 'Stalking Santa (2006) - discovered this one just last year - a mockumentary detailing one man's quest to prove the existence of Santa. Nicely festive and very funny plus it's narrated by William Shatner - what more do you need!'

Ben Bussey - 'I love revisiting festive favourites with the little uns: The Muppet Christmas Carol, Elf, The Snowman. My son has been absolutely obsessed with How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the original cartoon) this year... if I get some time alone, Black Christmas and Silent Night Deadly Night get a spin'

gmanreviews - 'Generally it's an excuse to catch up on movies I've missed during the year... my favourite holiday film to watch is definitely THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS'

Univarn - 'Christmas Vacation is the movie of choice for my family... of course there's some of the classics - like Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life that slide in there'

pauldeuce - 'lately it has seemed that Elf has topped the must watch Christmas movie... my all time favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'

JohnnyNoPulse - 'I don't really have a favourite that I always watch every year, but I'll probably watch the Home Alone films, maybe Jingle All The Way and I've got National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation ready to watch when I decide to.'

DeeBee12 - 'Really, it's whatever the hell I want... I actually think The Family Stone is a great and often unconventional holiday movie'

bdsr80 - 'a 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story'

SuperRod88 - 'I'm closer to the second option and I'm watching a lot of stuff. Christmas films work better for me when I'm not on Christmas time'

EthanRunt - 'Xmas Vacation, Muppet xmas Carol & Bad Santa are my festive constants'

The Verdict: A lot of love in the Christmas air for Christmas Vacation which is slightly strange to me perhaps because I don't feel it's as much of a Christmas staple in the UK as it appears to be in the US. Plenty of shouts also for your typical pair of Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol. Film Intel kudos (net worth: 0.00001p) to anyone who went for something a little bit darker. Now sip your blood. Sorry, 'sherry'.

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