The UK has named Elf as the top Christmas movie, followed by Home Alone and Love Actually in a shortlist of 15 classic titles.

Mother and daughters using tablet by a fireplace on Christmas investigated which 15 cities are the most festive using UK Google search data, analysing the number of searches for the most popular Christmas movies this festive season.

Surprisingly, traditional Christmas movies, including A Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life, didn’t make the top five. Elf was searched for twice as often as the two more traditional titles.

Hitting the bottom of the charts was Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, followed by A Christmas Story, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Babes in Toyland and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Unconventional festive films in the top spots included Die Hard, which was in fourth place, and Gremlins (No 5).

Tim Burton’s dark Christmas classics, Edward Scissorhands (No.7) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (No 9) also made it into the top ten.

The list of the top 15 Christmas movie searches are detailed below:

  1. Elf
  2. Home Alone
  3. Love Actually
  4. Die Hard
  5. Gremlins
  6. It’s A Wonderful Life
  7. Edward Scissorhands
  8. Miracle on 34th Street
  9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  11. A Christmas Story
  12. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  13. Babes in Toyland
  14. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  15. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

One of the things we Brits love about these merry movies is the festive décor. Get-the-look of the top five Christmas film interiors using this handy last-minute buyer’s guide.

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