Ireland's favourite Christmas movie of all time has been revealed
We're actually kind of shocked by what was chosen as Ireland's SECOND most favourite...
We put it to the people of Twitter to decide which was the best Christmas movie ever made.
We initially whittled it down from 32 movies, a mix of obvious festive classics and some seasonal oddities, and in the very first round we said goodbye to:
Tom Hanks-animation The Polar Express, weepie drama The Family Stone, original slasher Black Christmas, Vince Vaughn-starrer Fred Claus, rom-com While You Were Sleeping, Oscar-winning romance Carol, British cartoon Arthur Christmas, creature horror Krampus, airport action Die Hard 2, raunchy comedy Office Christmas Party, classic switcheroo Trading Places, under-appreciated action comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, under-appreciated adult comedy The Night Before, animated classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, pitch black Bad Santa and Tim Burton's best movie Edward Scissorhands.
Yep, some stone cold classics were booted out in the very first round, so you can see that this poll was not messing around.
The World Cup continued on, knocking out the likes of Gremlins, Batman Returns and Love Actually without looking back until we got to the final:
The semi-final results are in in our #ChristmasMoviesWorldCup with @DoritosIreland and it's an all-Macaulay Culkin final! Home Alone triumphs over Die Hard (58% of the vote) while Home Alone 2 narrowly edges The Santa Clause (53%) - Home Alone vs Home Alone 2 in tomorrow's final! pic.twitter.com/UPl3SRh2ZB
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) December 20, 2018
That's right. Somehow we ended up with Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in the final for the World Cup Of Christmas Movies.
Folks voted in their thousands throughout the week but when it got to the final it wasn't even that close of a competition as Home Alone ran away with 76% of the vote against Home Alone 2's 24%.
Yep, Home Alone 2 was voted a better Christmas movie than Die Hard, Elf or The Santa Clause.
But congratulations to Macaulay Culkin, managing to come in first and second place.
To celebrate, let us check out the new grown-up Kevin recreating the most famous scenes from the original movie. Keep the change, ya filthy animals!
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) December 19, 2018