Celluloid classic It's A Wonderful Life has been voted the best Christmas movie of all time by British film-lovers.

The warm-hearted 1946 film was directed by Frank Capra and stars James STEWART as a man on the verge of suicide before an angel shows him all the good in his life.

Second in the poll - voted for by 8,000 customers at CHOICES VIDEO - came the 1947 version of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, followed in third place by 1970's SCROOGE.

Topping the Christmas turkeys list is Arnold Schwarzenegger's JINGLE ALL THE WAY, with 1994's The Santa Clause coming in second place.

The top ten Christmas movies are:

2. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

3. SCROOGE (1970)

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

5. White Christmas (1954)

6. The Snowman (1982)

7. A Christmas Carol (1984)

8. THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

9. Home Alone (1990)

10. A Christmas Story (1983) (GS/WNTEX/CPT)

10. A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)

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