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(L-R) Johnny Galecki, Juliette Lewis, Diane Ladd, Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 30th Anniversary Screening of "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation" at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn theatre on December 12, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)

We all have our favorite holiday activities. It could be decorating the Christmas tree; baking cookies; gathering with family and friends; or shopping, shopping, shopping. But according to SWNS Digital, a OnePoll survey of 2,000 Americans reveals that our favorite holiday tradition is watching Christmas movies.

Is it really that surprising? I mean, there’s nothing like cozying up on the couch with a comfy blanket, some hot cocoa, a few tasty snacks, and settling in for a heartwarming holiday story on your TV. And depending on the weather, it could become an all-day Christmas movie marathon!

So now the question is what are America’s most beloved Christmas movies? You know, the really nostalgic ones that hit you right in the feels. The same survey ranked the top ten choices, and the #1 movie on the list is a true classic.

America’s Most Beloved Christmas Movies

  • 10. Elf (2003) - 27%

    Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Ed Asner, Bob Newhart

  • 9. The Santa Clause (1994) - 27%

    Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz

  • 8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) - 29%

    Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Randy Quaid

  • 7. White Christmas (1954) - 30%

    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

  • 6. A Christmas Story (1983) - 31%

    Peter Billingsley, Melina Dillon, Darren McGavin

  • 5. The Polar Express (2004) - 30%

    Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari

  • 4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) - 35%

    Boris Karloff, June Foray, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dal McKennon

  • 3. Home Alone (1990) - 42%

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard

  • 2. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) - 42%

    Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Tracy Stratford, Cathy Steinberg, Bill Melendez

  • 1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - 43%

    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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