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The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Classic or new Christmas movies?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

THE FESTIVE SEASON. A time of joy and goodwill to all… Oh, who are we kidding?

Christmas, New Year and the fallow period in between are ripe for misunderstandings, family tension and silly arguments. We’re here to gauge the temperature on the niggly rows of the season and set them all to rights.

Today: This is a good one to ask you after several days of festive TV scheduling. Are you sick of It’s A Wonderful Life or would it not be Christmas without it? Love Elf or think it’s not a match for the oldies? Basically, when it comes to Christmas movies which are the best:

A. Old Christmas movies, or…

(via Liberty Films/

B. New Christmas ‘classics’

(via Warner Bros/

So which are better – old Christmas favourites such as It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street (the 1947 version, naturally) – or new ones like Home Alone and Elf?

Poll Results:

A - The oldies (307)
B - The newbies (243)
C - Can't we all just get along and turn off the TV? (113)

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See previous entries in The Burning Question*>

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