James Stewart's beloved festive film It's A Wonderful Life has topped a new U.K. poll to find the best seasonal movie of all time.

The 1946 Christmas classic, directed by Frank Capra, picked up 16 per cent of the vote to lead the Odeon cinema hit list.

In celebration, Odeon will be holding screenings of the feel-good classic at 80 of its U.K. cinemas next week (15Dec14).

Home Alone comes in second place, while animated short film The Snowman ranks third.

The 1994 version of Miracle On 34th Street, which starred the late Richard Attenborough as Santa Claus, and Bing Crosby classic White Christmas round out the Odeon top five.