What Is The Best Holiday Movie Of All Time?

Now that the holiday season is officially here, Morning Edition is looking to stoke an age-old debate: What is the best holiday movie ever? Tweet your favorite holiday movie to us @MorningEdition and @NPRGreene.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK. Now that the holiday season is officially here, we at MORNING EDITION are trying to fire up an age-old debate: What is the best holiday movie of all time?

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Maybe you're partial to "It's a Wonderful Life." There will probably be lots of votes for "A Christmas Story," or even the Bruce Willis thriller "Die Hard."

GREENE: And we're making this simple: Just tweet your favorite holiday movie to us @MorningEdition or @NPRGreene, and use the hashtag #nprholidaymovie.

WERTHEIMER: Now, I cast my vote for the 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol," with Alastair Sim as a really scary Scrooge. When he turns from bad Scrooge to good Scrooge, he's even scarier.

GREENE: That sounds very scary. And Linda, I was really tempted to pick "Die Hard," but I'm going with a movie that is celebrating its 10th anniversary: "Love Actually."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CHRISTMAS IS ALL AROUND" FROM FILM "LOVE ACTUALLY")

BILL NIGHY: (As Bill Mack) (Singing) I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Christmas is all around me, and so the feeling grows.

GREENE: It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News.

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