A Charlie Brown Christmas has topped a new U.S. poll to find the greatest holiday Tv episode of all time.

The cartoon festive classic, which first appeared on U.S. Tv screens in the mid-1960s, has beaten out Boris Karloff's turn as the Grinch in the animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1986's Cheers Christmas special and Seinfeld's Festivus episode in Tv Guide's new survey.

Rankin & Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1994's My So-Called Life holiday episode and Married... With Children's 1987 festive hit also make the top 10.