The greatest Christmas films of all time have been revealed

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Christmas film

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Christmas is only a month way and the votes are in, the top 10 Christmas films have been revealed.

Voted for by Ranker visitors, the top ten family friendly Christmas films include two of the Home Alone films, Miracle on 34th Street and The Muppet Christmas Carol. Sadly for some, films such as Love Actually, The Polar Express and E.T. failed to make the cut this year. ** Love Actually and The Polar Express **appeared at number 15 and 18 respectively and **E.T. **didn't even make it into the top 30.

Maybe, slightly unsurprisingly, the 2003 Christmas film Elf, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel has come out top of the list. If you haven't seen it, then we aren't quite sure where you have been for the last 14 years, but even if you haven't seen it you can't have missed all the gifs!

Here is the top ten family Christmas films:

  1. Elf
  1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  1. The Santa Clause

4)** The Nightmare Before Christmas**

  1. Home Alone
  1. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  1. Jingle All the Way
  1. A Christmas Story
  1. Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
  1. Miracle on 34th Street

If you are already as excited about Christmas as much as Will Ferrel was in Elf then that might not be a bad thing.

Research revealed earlier this month found that people who put up their Christmas decorations earlier are happier people.

According to Unilad psychoanalyst Steve McKeown says, "In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood.

"Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extend the excitement!"

Unilad also reported that the Journal of Environmental Psychology has found that decorations can be a way to communicate accessibility to neighbours. This means that if your house is covered with decorations then your neighbours might perceive you are more 'friendly and cohesive'. So maybe this is a great way to get to know your neighbours?

House with Christmas decorations

How do you feel about putting your decorations before the 1st December this year?

This year we have seen some exciting new advent calendars hit the shelves. Check out our gallery below of novelty advent calendars and other exciting products which have arrived this year.


Exciting new products

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Dog Umbrella

The dog umbrella is now available to buy in the UK. The dog umbrella sounds crazy, but it really is a product that you can now buy for your pooch.

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Giant Prosecco glass

Amazingly this giant glass holds a whole bottle of Prosecco! It has a massive capacity of 750ml, making it perfect for Prosecco-lovers.

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Bacon Toaster

This toaster can cook up to six rashers of bacon at the same time.

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Blacksticks Blue Cheester Egg

Dubbed the 'Blacksticks Blue Cheester Egg', this delicious Easter treat comes with some egg-citing additions. And by that we mean crunchy mini oatcake crackers and a sachet of sweet and sticky caramalised onion chutney (an absolute must-have side-dish for when eating cheese).

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KFC Double Down

The KFC Double Down was available last year a limited time only.

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Amazon Beauty Calendar

Featuring 24 drawers full of fantastic beauty products, this is the perfect present for anyone who loves a bit of glitz and glamour in their life.

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Ben & Jerry's vegan

Three delicious choices of Ben & Jerry's vegan flavours were launched in September, including Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey and Peanut Butter & Cookies.

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Huge Prosecco bottle

This new mega bottle from Aldi is apparently known as a jeroboam and costs £39.99, quite reasonable considering its size.

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Giant Gin glass

Coming in a gift pack of two, these giant Gin glasses aren't just huge, they are also made with the finest Bohemian Royal Crystal which is internationally recognised for its high quality, craftsmanship and elegance.

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Gin & Tonic Ice Popsicles

Discount supermarket Aldi stocked the shelves last summer with gin ice popsicles.

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Ben & Jerry's Topped

In March 2018 the new Ben & Jerry's Topped flavours were revealed.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk 30% Less Sugar

Available nationwide from July 2019 onward, you can enjoy the classic taste of the iconic Cabury Dairy Milk bar, but with 30% less sugar!

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Matching dog and human pyjamas

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Prosecco cheese

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Mini McFlurry's

McDonald's have revealed the newly-sized McFlurry's!

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Slush Puppie Slushie Machine

Enjoy your favourite retro icy drink with B&M Store's Slush Puppie Slushie Machine...Perfect for the summertime heatwave!

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GIANT Inflatable Flamingo Pool Float

Nothing says summer like a massive inflatable flamingo pool float, large enough to comfortably fit two adults. Thanks, Aldi...

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