Millennials prefer a Santa who is funny, over 50s prefer a Santa who is magical, kind and jolly but for almost nine in 10 Britons our favourite movie Santa hasn’t changed in the last decade.
Who doesn’t love a festive flick!
Richard Attenborough’s movie portrayal of Father Christmas in the 1994 performance in The Miracle on 34th Street has been voted the nation’s favourite of all time, according to a survey.
The poll, which saw 2,000 Brits take part showed for almost nine in 10 Brits, their favourite movie Santa hasn’t changed in the last decade and more than half of families claim to watch the classic every year.
But what about all those other on-screen Santa’s? second place spot went to to Tom Hanks’ animated effort in The Polar Express, and Tim Allen’s comical rendition in The Santa Clause came third.
The research which was conducted by NOW TV also found almost half of us will watch six Christmas movies each during the festive period.
Below is the full results:
THE TOP 10 MOVIE SANTAS
1. Richard Attenborough – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
2. Tom Hanks (motion capture) – Polar Express
3. Tim Allen – The Santa Clause
4. Edward Asner – Elf
5. David Huddleston – Santa Claus: The Movie
6. Ken Hudson Campbell – Home Alone
7. Jim Broadbent – Arthur Christmas
8. Billy Bob Thornton – Bad Santa
9. Edward Ivory – The Nightmare before Christmas
10. Jim Belushi – Jingle All the Way
THE TOP 10 CHRISTMAS MOVIES (AS VOTED BY RESPONDENTS)
1. Miracle on 34th Street
2. Home Alone 2
3. A Christmas Carol
4. Love, Actually
5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
6. White Christmas
7. It’s A Wonderful Life
8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
9. Die Hard
10. The Holiday
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