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Fri November 29, 2013

What Is The Best Holiday Movie Of All Time?

Originally published on Fri November 29, 2013 10:42 am

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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")

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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.