Home Alone at Christmas?

Hannah ThompsonYouGovLabs and UK Public Opinion Website Editor
December 14, 2010, 2:06 AM GMT+0

Mischievous classic Home Alone (1990) starring Macaulay Culkin has topped a poll of Brits’ favourite non-Christmas themed, Christmastime films, followed by adventure caper The Great Escape (1963), with anything featuring Nick Park’s plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit coming third.

Park’s first ‘short’ featuring the Yorkshireman and his dog came out in 1989, but the pair was most recently seen in A Matter of Loaf and Death, first aired in the UK on Christmas Day 2008.

We asked over 1,800 British adults which film they preferred from a list of movies that are often played at Christmas, but bear no real relation to the festive season.

  • The Wizard of Oz (1939), Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) and Pixar animated comedy Shrek (2001) came joint fourth with 6%
  • followed by The Sound of Music (1965) and E.T. (1982) on 5%.
  • 7% said they don’t like to watch any films around Christmas time.

See the survey details and full results here