Christmas is a couple of days away, and a lot of people will enjoy the holidays watching their favorite Christmas films with their family and friends. FandangoNow, the premium digital video service from Fandango has taken up the holiday spirit by conducting a survey of over 1,000 movie lovers, finding out about their favorite Christmas films of the 21st Century, i.e., those made in or after 2000. The winner turned out to be the 2003 classic movie Elf. This is what Erik Davis, the Managing Editor of Fandango had to say about this much loved Christmas film in a short statement.
“Elf is the most beloved holiday movie in my household because it’s a film that makes you feel warm, happy and silly, and everyone needs some of that come the holidays. That, plus Will Ferrell’s elf antics will never get old!”
The top 5 most loved holiday films are capped out by The Polar Express, Love Actually (which even got a Love Actually 2 sequel of some kind during the Red Nose Day special on NBC, the Dr. Seuss movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas and the R-rated iconic Bad Santa. The other films which feature in Top 10 are The Holiday, The Best Man Holiday, Krampus, Arthur Christmas and The Night Before. Overall, fans had selected 28 films, all of which were made either in or after the Y2K. This highlights the diversity of holiday films that released in the last 17 years.
The other popular Christmas movies chosen by FandangoNow fans include movies such as A Christmas Carol from Disney, the outrageous comedy from 2016 titled Office Christmas Party, Family Man, A Madea Christmas by Tyler Perry and Santa Clause 2 which was placed at the 15th position. Then comes Christmas With the Kranks, Four Christmases and Santa Clause 3, however, the original Santa Clause movie couldn’t be a part of this list as it had released in 1994. However, it is apparent that the franchise has a very special place in the hearts of its fans.
The last ten films on the list happen to be A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, This Christmas, Fred Claus, Almost Christmas, Just Friends, Black Nativity, Unaccompanied Minors, Deck The Halls, the only foreign movie on the list Joyeux Noel and Love the Coopers. Earlier this month, we had shared information about Kurt Russell going to play Santa Claus in a presently unnamed movie by Netflix. Therefore, it is quite likely to find that movie ruling this list in a few years from now. In case, you wish to watch these holiday movies, then all you need to do is to visit FandangoNow to find out how to rent or buy these films.