London (ANI): The 1940's classic 'It's A Wonderful Life' has been voted as the best Christmas film ever, according to a new poll. The film, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, earned the top spot in the HMV poll, beating competition from 'The Snowman' at the second and 'Home Alone' at the third position. HMV's Charles Fotheringham, said 'It's A Wonderful Life' has all the attributes of being the definitive Christmas film.
"I guess it comes as no surprise that It's A Wonderful Life should have topped the poll so convincingly - it has all the attributes of being the definitive Christmas film, showing that the good in all of us can, ultimately, prevail however dire the circumstances," The Sun quoted Fotheringham, as saying. "The film is a perennial best seller for us - showing its timeless appeal to different generations of movie fans," he added.
'The Muppet Christmas Carol' finished fourth on the list. The 1994 remake of 'Miracle On 34th Street', grabbed the fifth position, with its original version made in 1947 coming 10th.
The Top 10 'Best Christmas Films Ever" are:
1. It's A Wonderful Life
2. The Snowman
3. Home Alone
4. The Muppet Christmas Carol
5. Miracle On 34th Street (1994)
6. Santa Claus: The Movie
7. White Christmas
8. Die Hard
9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
10. Miracle On 34th Street (1947)