The Greatest Christmas Movie 2019

The Greatest Christmas Movie 2019

50 classic Christmas movies, only 1 winner. It’s been done a million times before, but never by us! Yes, it’s the CineChat Greatest Christmas Movie tournament 2019!

Over on our Facebook Page we will be running a series of polls, starting Monday 25th November with the final poll going live on December 20th and the winner announced in time for Christmas (hopefully!). Each poll will involve 5 movies from the groups shown in the image below, with 10 movies from each group moving onto the semi-final. From each semi-final, 3 movies will move onto the final, which will consist of 6 movies. Progress will be updated on this page following each round of voting with the winners highlighted in red.

There’s only one way to make sure your favourite doesn’t miss out on the top spot, so make sure you either follow or like CineChat on Facebook and get voting!

The Greatest Christmas Movie 2019 1

Quarter-Final: Round 1 – 25th November

Group A

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  • Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Group B

  • Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • Surviving Christmas (2004)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • The Snowman (1982)


Quarter-Final: Round 2 – 29th November

Group A

  • Love Actually (2003)
  • Nativity! (2009)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  • The Santa Clause 3 (2006)

Group B

  • A Christmas Tale (2008)
  • Christmas Story (2007)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  • Joyeux Noel (2005)


Quarter-Final: Round 3 – 3rd December

Group A

  • A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • Bad Santa (2003)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Jack Frost (1998)

Group B

  • Miracle On 34th Street (1994)
  • Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
  • The Holiday (2006)
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • The Snowman and The Snowdog (2012)


Quarter-Final: Round 4 – 6th December

Group A

  • Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999)
  • Prancer (1989)
  • Shrek The Halls (2007)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • The Search For Santa Paws (2010)

Group B

  • A Princess For Christmas (2011)
  • Deck The Halls (2006)
  • Fred Claus (2007)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Krampus (2015)


Quarter-Final: Round 5 – 10th December

Group A

  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  • Home Alone 2 (1992)
  • Jingle All The Way (1996)

Group B

  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • Scrooge (1951)
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
  • The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
  • White Christmas (1954)


Semi-Final: Round 1 – 13th December

The top 6 high scorers from the 4 semi-final rounds all move onto the grand final.

Group A

  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Love Actually (2003)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999)
  • Home Alone 2 (1992)

Group B

  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • The Grinch (2000)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)


Semi-Final: Round 2 – 17th December

Group A

  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Jingle All The Way (1996)

Group B

  • The Snowman (1982)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  • The Holiday (2006)
  • Krampus (2015)
  • White Christmas (1954)


Grand Final – 20th December

  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • Love Actually ** WINNER **
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Holiday


Merry Christmas from CineChat
Lee Boardman
My watch-list of movies and TV shows continues to grow, while my spare time continues to shrink. Occasionally though, I'll manage to tick one off the list, and then try to come up with some words about it that make me sound as though I know what I'm talking about. "Once he has discovered something, he wants to be off onto the next thing, rather than spending time and elaborating" - snippet from my primary school report, confirming that I am, and always have been, easily distracted.