There’s nothing better than curling up on your sofa and sticking on a classic Christmas film with a Baileys or two.

Whether you like a classic festive movie or something a little more romantic, there’s always plenty of choice.

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a film night, and PoundToy has ranked the best family Christmas movies of all time.

Analysing factors like audience scores and box office revenues, the results may shock some.

Coming in at first place is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Yes, the age old debate is whether this classic Disney flick is a Halloween or Christmas film but maybe that's worked in its favour giving it a double whammy of views.

It was released in 1993 with an IMDB score of 8.0 and a box office revenue of a whopping $144.5m.

Out of ten it scores 8.01 and bags first place out of our ten classic Christmas movie contenders.

The spooky festive classic The Nightmare Before Christmas bagged the top spot (



Ranking second place is Miracle on 34th Street which follows Kris Kringle who plays the role of Santa visiting children at a department store.

This classic is rated 88 by critics on Metacritic, and a 7.9/10 by viewers on IMDb, it’s safe to say this one is loved by many.

At third place is Home Alone, which seems to have a more popular search volume in the UK including cities Manchester and London.

It has a box office revenue of $6.20.8m and a total Christmas ranking of 7.51/10 and is another perfect option for a cosy film night.

Surprisingly, Elf came 5th in the overall ranking, but is still the most popular Christmas in the UK, with over 1.7 million UK Google searches in the past year.

The other rankings might disappoint The Muppets fans, which scored 6th place, followed by The Polar Express and The Chronicles Of Narnia.

Rank 6 - The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992, 7.7/10 IMDb score, $60.3m Box Office revenue

Rank 7 - The Polar Express, 2004, 6.6/10 IMDb score, $271.1m Box Office revenue

Rank 8 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2005, 6.9/10 IMDb score, $414.6 Box Office revenue

Rank 9 - The Santa Clause, 1994, 6.5/10 IMDb score, $414.6m Box Office revenue

Rank 10 - Arthur Christmas, 2011, 7.1/10 IMDb score, $53.7m Box Office revenue

Interestingly, the data also showed that 39 UK cities googled Elf more than any other Christmas film on average.

It was found to be the favourite film in cities such as Brighton, Cambridge and Durham.

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