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The Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time | Round 4

The Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time | Round 4
Drew Troller

Round 3 of the battle for Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time saw the closest margin of victory yet – Home Alone took down Elf with less than a 1% margin. This brings us to the final 2 movies competing for the prize. They’re Christmas classics. They’re dearly beloved. And as I mentioned in the last round, they are back-to-back John Hughes masterpieces. Christmas Vacation, released in 1989, was written by John Hughes. Home Alone, released in 1990, was also written by John Hughes. His legacy is safe in the world of PorchDrinking; we’ve all decided that he wrote the two best Christmas movies ever.

But only one can win.

(More: Catch up on all the action from Round 1, Round 2 & Round 3)

So now it’s down to TWO movies. Which will win in this battle for the title of the Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time?




Christmas Vacation vs. Home Alone


Christmas Vacation – Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%. Box office: $71.3 million (domestic)
Here’s how Christmas Vacation has fared in the tournament so far:
Round One – defeated The Santa Clause with 86% of the vote
Round Two – defeated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with 78% of the vote
Round Three – defeated A Charlie Brown Christmas with 80% of the vote

Home Alone – Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Rotten Tomatoes score: 55%. Box office: $285.8 million (domestic)
Here’s how Home Alone has done in the tournament through three rounds:
Round One – defeated Home Alone 2 with 89% of the vote
Round Two – defeated Scrooged with 62% of the vote
Round Three – defeated Elf with just barely over 50% of the vote – Twitter doesn’t do decimal points.

I don’t want to do too much prediction or analysis to sway the vote. I’ll leave that to the Nate Silvers and Kellyanne Conways of the world. It’s in your hands now. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


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