Scrooge was your favorite traditional Christmas film. Your favorite not-quite-so-traditional Christmas film?
The Nightmare Before Christmas!
Jack Skellington and the citizens of Halloweentown had this one in the bag almost as soon as the poll started. Though Die Hard tried for a last minute comeback, it couldn’t quite beat out The Nightmare Before Christmas. Die Hard did manage to snag second place, though, which let me breathe a deep sigh of relief. Die Hard is the only movie that I absolutely have to watch during the Christmas season. The fact that it was losing to Love Actually at one point—and don’t get me wrong, I think Love Actually‘s enjoyable enough, but . . . but . . . DIE HARD—was enough to make me want to cry.
In the end, Love Actually got shut out of third place as well by Will Ferrell and Elf . . . which I’ve, honestly, never even seen. Most of the other candidates got one or two votes—I was a little surprised to see that even Rare Exports managed to get a nod—but our Total Loser Award, sadly, goes to the original Black Christmas.
Sorry, Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder. You know I love this movie . . . but the masses have spoken. There is a time to be born and a time to die and a time to kill off sorority girls . . . but this, sadly, is not that time.
. . . eh, who am I kidding? It’s always a good time for that.