Radio Times.com recently asked readers to pick their favourite Christmas films. Arguments were made, numbers were crunched and a winner has been found.

But is it the movie you expect?

Let’s find out.

*Drum roll*

According to the poll, Britain’s most popular Christmas movie is…

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It’s A Wonderful Life!

Yep, the 1946 fantasy drama is the No.1 Christmas movie for us Brits. Or at the very least, the No.1 Christmas movies for Radio Times readers.

And you thought it would be Home Alone, didn’t you?

Nope, Home Alone took fifth place in the poll.

Here is a list of the Top Twenty according to the Radio Times poll (via BBC News):

  • 1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  • 2. Elf (2003)
  • 3. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  • 4. Love Actually (2003)
  • 5. Home Alone (1990)
  • 6. Die Hard (1988)
  • 7. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • 8. The Polar Express (2004)
  • 9. White Christmas (1954)
  • 10. Scrooge (1951)
  • 11. A Christmas Carol (1984)
  • 12. The Snowman (1982)
  • 13. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  • 14. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
  • 15. The Holiday (2006)
  • 16. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  • 17. The Grinch (2000)
  • 18. Scrooged (1988)
  • 19. Nativity! (2009)
  • 20. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Any surprises?

More importantly, where is Batman Returns (1992), Gremlins (1984) and Lethal Weapon (1987)?!

Of the movies listed above, which of these festive favourites will you be watching over the holidays?