Christmastime is a great time to curl up on the couch with hot chocolate and a favorite holiday movie.

“I love 'The Grinch,’” said agriscience teacher Haley Gates, “but ‘Christmas Vacation’ is my ultimate favorite.”

Ms. Gates is in good company, according to a recent poll by The Ville News.

We asked 42 students to name their favorite holiday movie and received 37 responses (five Grinches grumbled that they didn’t have a favorite or that they didn’t watch Christmas movies).

The winner of the poll wasn’t much of a surprise: “Home Alone” was alone at the top with nine votes.

Below are the other films mentioned along with their vote totals. At least two, “Die Hard” and “Rent,” aren’t really Christmas movies, just set during the season. But we won’t be a Scrooge about it.

  • “The Grinch,” 7
  • “Christmas Vacation,” 7
  • “Elf,” 5
  • “Christmas Story,” 2
  • “Polar Express,” 2
  • “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” 1
  • “A Madea Christmas,” 1
  • “Die Hard,” 1
  • “Rent,” 1
  • “Jingle All the Way,” 1

Story by Brinson Martin and Sloane Wright


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