THE TOP TEN

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1 DIE HARD (1988)

Jonathan: “Hard to be­lieve, but some peo­ple don’t be­lieve it’s a Christ­mas movie — yet we’ve just voted it the great­est fes­tive film of all time. So who’s right? We are, of course.”

2 IT’S A WON­DER­FUL LIFE (1946)

Terri: “Yes, it’s es­sen­tially the tale of one man’s path to sui­cide, but it has fan­tasy, a good moral les­son and loads of snow.”

3 ELF (2003)

Terri: “You don’t like this funny, mov­ing tale of a (gi­ant) boy des­per­ately look­ing for where he fits in the world? You sit on a throne of lies!”

4 LOVE AC­TU­ALLY (2003)

Terri: “Nine in­ter­con­nected sto­ries that run the gamut of hu­man emo­tion. Will thaw any icy heart.”

5 SCROOGED (1988)

Jonathan: “The high­est-placed ver­sion of the clas­sic story. Which means, ba­si­cally, Richard Don­ner im­proved on Dick­ens.”

6 THE MUP­PET CHRIST­MAS CAROL (1992)

Chris: “As Ker­mit says, ‘There’s magic in the air.’ End­lessly charm­ing, with crack­ing songs, great gags, and a bril­liant Michael Caine.”

7 KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005)

James: “What says Christ­mas bet­ter than a com­edy with a dead body, a sev­ered finger, and RDJ with elec­trodes on his bol­locks?”

8 CHRIST­MAS VA­CA­TION (1989)

Chris: “Clark’s epic rant. Peer­less phys­i­cal com­edy from Chevy Chase. Cousin Ed­die. And a dash of gen­uine Christ­mas spirit too.”

9 GREM­LINS (1984)

James: “A per­fect metaphor: a de­light­ful present on Christ­mas Eve that opens the door to an un­mit­i­gated shit­show by Box­ing Day.”

10 IRON MAN 3 (2013)

Chris: “Shane Black again, smug­gling his Christ­mas ob­ses­sion and off­beat weird­ness into a Mar­vel movie, to glo­ri­ous ef­fect.”

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