RT Fans Crown Home Alone the Ultimate Christmas Movie

After five grueling rounds, we finally have a champion, and it's a big win for '90s kids.

by | December 22, 2020 | Comments

(Click to enlarge.)

After five grueling rounds of competition that laid waste to holiday classics like It’s a Wonderful LifeHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasA Charlie Brown Christmas, and even the perennial is-it-a-Christmas-movie-or-not fan favorite Die Hard, we can finally crown a winner for our Christmas Movie Showdown. In the end, the Jon Favreau/Will Ferrell comedy Elf lost by a convincing 20% margin to Home Alone, which, incidentally, also celebrated its 30th anniversary back in November. To go with that milestone, we can now unofficially officially declare that Home Alone is the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever!

As always, big thanks to everyone who participated in the various polls, and we hope this bit of silly fun helped in some way to brighten what is certainly an unusual holiday season for most. With that in mind, please stay safe and warm as we enter the new year, and stay tuned for our next showdown!

Final Round Result

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Results | Round 4 Results

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Results | Round 4 Results

On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Next

Tag Cloud

Valentine's Day Animation Election Hear Us Out Comics on TV TV One suspense 21st Century Fox USA Network TCA Winter 2020 72 Emmy Awards The Walking Dead children's TV movies YA 24 frames American Society of Cinematographers Cartoon Network ViacomCBS hist DirecTV Extras comic book movie BET Awards documentary strong female leads historical drama criterion Fox News twilight Kids & Family Drama joker heist movie E3 Spring TV christmas movies crime drama king kong young adult Starz nfl Certified Fresh 93rd Oscars Spike kaiju ID Television Academy 007 45 Star Trek 2019 crime adventure directors obituary Mary Tyler Moore mockumentary emmy awards 20th Century Fox USA Premiere Dates posters Hallmark Christmas movies witnail halloween trailers japan E! comedies Television Critics Association asian-american canceled TV shows Fall TV gangster pirates of the caribbean Song of Ice and Fire rt labs Cannes Summer SDCC Horror HBO BBC BBC America Best and Worst Ellie Kemper 2015 new star wars movies Trailer marvel comics Sci-Fi Image Comics Avengers Netflix Christmas movies cancelled TV series Comedy Central Toys worst movies streaming movies politics fast and furious tv talk halloween tv thriller anthology Tumblr TNT italian toy story true crime crime thriller Food Network WarnerMedia Brie Larson Turner Red Carpet golden globes rt archives new zealand stoner SXSW Funimation Christmas Nat Geo game of thrones mission: impossible Anna Paquin Black History Month DC Comics biopic NBC Interview science fiction First Look Tokyo Olympics Amazon Video Games cancelled Paramount critic resources indiana jones sitcom stand-up comedy Box Office aapi Character Guide TV Land TruTV casting theme song remakes Pacific Islander FX Walt Disney Pictures Trophy Talk kong unscripted finale Polls and Games technology romance Calendar travel latino YouTube revenge Comedy black psycho video on demand ABC Family TLC concert cars Apple TV+ Amazon Prime Video comic Reality Competition comic book movies child's play Sundance Now A&E Shondaland cults VICE Sneak Peek blaxploitation LGBTQ Pride Month TIFF Mystery live action HBO Max NBA sag awards hollywood Ghostbusters RT21 prank Masterpiece green book TV Awards australia composers Apple TV Plus Peacock BBC One slashers Tubi godzilla target rom-coms documentaries south america Holidays Adult Swim toronto DGA critics free movies franchise game show 71st Emmy Awards Mary poppins reviews video The Arrangement Britbox mcc boxoffice zombies Cosplay RT History Lifetime Christmas movies Discovery Channel slasher richard e. Grant docudrama Sundance cats social media cancelled television Hulu Musical Heroines ghosts chucky football women superhero Nominations Sony Pictures Women's History Month mutant Paramount Plus Film scene in color james bond 90s spinoff space Lifetime superman YouTube Red quibi Biopics Fantasy singing competition legend rt labs critics edition Martial Arts TCA Awards San Diego Comic-Con supernatural Arrowverse Rocky MSNBC dceu Schedule WGN Film Festival Vudu Reality 4/20 DC streaming service Disney+ Disney Plus Esquire Logo festival wonder woman TCM CNN what to watch Year in Review transformers disaster Crackle YouTube Premium TBS canceled nature lord of the rings CMT Thanksgiving Bravo Rocketman indie zombie HBO Go zero dark thirty Crunchyroll jamie lee curtis The Walt Disney Company Emmys 2020 Warner Bros. X-Men Nickelodeon TV movies laika based on movie movie Winners Travel Channel festivals Musicals Fox Searchlight sports scary movies Set visit Disney Channel films japanese ratings comics vampires stop motion rotten movies we love 99% Writers Guild of America History Captain marvel Lucasfilm TCA Hallmark El Rey Pop TV blockbusters Superheroes Watching Series 2018 Western saw teaser Action Chilling Adventures of Sabrina robots binge nbcuniversal facebook MCU Holiday golden globe awards dark dexter jurassic park OWN The Purge Mary Poppins Returns hispanic heritage month AMC Sundance TV all-time Classic Film CBS batman independent action-comedy Mudbound Amazon Prime spider-man cops spain See It Skip It Family PaleyFest dogs deadpool Legendary Mindy Kaling satire Paramount Network Disney basketball blockbuster razzies Black Mirror know your critic political drama Stephen King parents 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2021 BET television Winter TV NYCC MTV The Witch sequel VH1 debate Exclusive Video Columbia Pictures Rock LGBT police drama 1990s streaming natural history popular Tomatazos Star Wars Marvel Studios Opinion adaptation royal family Photos fresh OneApp best book classics universal monsters Trivia TCA 2017 Dark Horse Comics dc telelvision ESPN Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series IFC Films GLAAD Epix A24 PlayStation dragons period drama Disney Plus award winner serial killer versus harry potter cinemax The Academy a nightmare on elm street medical drama Pet Sematary FX on Hulu talk show TV renewals CBS All Access Tarantino renewed TV shows dramedy reboot Freeform Podcast miniseries screen actors guild high school Disney streaming service adenture new york The CW SundanceTV Teen Grammys anime Acorn TV Marathons worst ITV french spanish language news Academy Awards diversity New York Comic Con FXX VOD Netflix Spectrum Originals Awards Tour Alien Shudder comiccon international First Reviews discovery Emmy Nominations Superheroe Music Elton John hispanic Marvel Television book adaptation docuseries Super Bowl crossover Country Showtime ABC Infographic king arthur 73rd Emmy Awards archives Broadway marvel cinematic universe aliens cancelled TV shows Quiz GoT Endgame feel good kids 2016 President hidden camera foreign DC Universe war Baby Yoda sequels IFC CW Seed boxing die hard Creative Arts Emmys Lionsgate Chernobyl Pixar Binge Guide cartoon 2017 ABC Signature Amazon Studios BAFTA romantic comedy psychological thriller elevated horror justice league Wes Anderson cooking scorecard GIFs Pirates doctor who Turner Classic Movies olympics screenings National Geographic comic books Comic-Con@Home 2021 spanish Rom-Com Marvel Universal Comic Book werewolf Pop monster movies PBS biography animated Countdown Apple APB rotten venice breaking bad spy thriller Syfy FOX name the review Oscars Ovation