Top 10 Deseret News readers' favorite holiday films

Published: Thursday, Dec. 16 2010 9:22 a.m. MST

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Many Deseret News readers who sent in their lists of favorite holiday films submitted them "in no particular order." There was, however, one "wonderful" exception. "It's a Wonderful Life" appeared at the top of more reader lists than any other film, and the 1947 classic tops the final list of films we just have to watch during the holiday season. "Our most favorite, and we MUST watch it EVERY Christmas Eve," wrote Lesa Sims, of Lee's Summit, Mo. Some readers sent in just one suggestion. One sent 52. Lists came everywhere from Scotland to Texas to Wyoming. Utah readers also weighed in, which may explain the popularity of the BYU-produced "Mr. Krueger's Christmas." Not all of the selections are feature-length films, but the overwhelming response for less-than-40-minute favorites featuring Charlie Brown, the Grinch and Scrooge McDuck were impossible to ignore. So … here is what our readers will be sliding in the DVD players over the next two weeks.
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The Rocker
Bountiful, UT

No mention of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. The most funny Christmas film of all time and one of the funnies movies made period!
What about Scrooged with Bill Murray?
Deck the Halls with Danny Devito and Matthew Broadrick is another classic.
Charlie Brown Christmas was listed. Anything Peanuts is hilarious.
Elf is overrated. Will Farrol is a riot but somehow his movies are not.

Ute Fan In Utah
West Jordan, UT

Elf was awesome, but I agree with The Rocker; Christmas Vacation should be at, or near the top.

Ephraim, UT

Are you kidding me, that has been one of the worst Christmas flavored movies I have ever seen.

Provo, UT

"A Christmas Story" should be #1. Come on D-News readers!

I don't know if this is a "Christmas movie" but "The Ref" with Dennis Leary cracked me up (understandably most D-News readers have never seen this movie) and quite frankly the original "Home Alone" is as good as Elf. Again, come on D-News readers.

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