Holiday movie season has arrived and some perennial classics are finding themselves on the “naughty or nice” list.
A Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult poll surveyed 2,200 American adults, of which 76 per cent said they are likely to rewatch a holiday favourite this season.
The survey asked respondents whether they had a “favourable” or “unfavourable” view of iconic holiday titles.
The 1964 Rankin & Bass stop-motion animation “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was the most-loved holiday film, with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the 1966 version of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” topping the “nice” list.
On the “naughty” list was the raunchy Billy Bob Thornton comedy “Bad Santa” with one-fifth of respondents having a negative view of the film. While 12 per cent of people had an unfavourable view of “Scrooged”, “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, 88 per cent of people still regarded the iconic films in a positive light.
Movies with debatable connections to the Christmas season, including “Die Hard” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” also landed on the “naughty” list, though respondents still had an overall favourable view of the films.