PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The debate rages each year: What’s the best Christmas movie?
Nerve.com had the nerve to rank the 100 best Christmas movies of all time, and though it is a seemingly complete list, there are a few they left out.
There is “The Shop Around the Corner,” the 1940 classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan that was remade as “You’ve Got Mail” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan – which is not included.
Correctly, Nerve.com includes “The Apartment,” with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. Surprisingly — but OK — is “3 Godfathers” with John Wayne (later remade not nearly as well as “3 Men and a Baby” with Tom Selleck).
Of course, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is on the list, as it should be. The original “The Bishop’s Wife” with Cary Grant and Loretta Young is on the list, but not the pale imitation from Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, although the music was better.
“Love, Actually” is on the list as is “Home Alone,” although there is debate whether that is really a Christmas movie.
But “Die Hard” is on the list. Really? This is a Christmas movie?
“Bad Santa” is there, but so is “White Christmas” and its precursor, ‘Holiday Inn” with Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby.
And, of course, there is “A Christmas Story,” with its leg lamp and Red Rider BB gun.
There is no end to this debate — but we would like your thoughts.
So, what is the Best Christmas movie of all time?
Vote in the poll below — the 10 listed are completely arbitrary and in no particular order — and if the movie you think is the best isn’t listed, just leave a comment. We’ll take a look at them and let you know what you decided right around Christmas.