Students’ top 10 holiday movies, songs

Laura Bucklin and Sarah Gonzales

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without our favorite movies and songs. No matter how early they start, you need those classics to get you in the holiday mood.

ISU students voted on their favorite movies and songs.

Their favorite movie was “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Who could forget the squirrel scene and when Aunt Bethany wraps up the cat? It’s a must-see every year. 

The students’ favorite song was “Jingle Bells.” As a song that has been drilled into our head since we were toddlers, it is no surprise that many people think of it first.

Many of the students’ choices also appeared on the top 10 list of most-listened-to holiday songs and most-bought holiday movies. Check out the list below to see ISU students’ favorites.

Movie: students’ choices

1.     “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

2.     “A Christmas Story”

3.     “Elf”

4.     “Dr. Seuss – How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

5.     “It’s a Wonderful Life”

6.     “White Christmas”

7.     “The Santa Claus”

8.     “Home Alone”

9.     “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

10    “The Nightmare Before Christmas”


Top 10 holiday movies sold on Amazon

1.     “A Christmas Carol”

2.     “A Christmas Story”

3.     “Miracle on 34th Street”

4.     “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

5.     “Dr. Seuss – How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

6.     “It’s a Wonderful Life”

7.     “White Christmas”

8.     “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

9.     “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer – Original Television Classic”

10    “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”


Song: students’ choices

1.     “Jingle Bells”

2.     “Jingle Bell Rock”

3.     “Silent Night”

4.     “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”

5.     “O Holy Night”

6.     “The First Noel”

7.     “Where are you Christmas”

8.     “Santa Baby”

9.     “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

10    “All I want for Christmas is You”


Top 10 songs according to 2009 AOL Radio

1.     “White Christmas”

2.     “The Christmas Song”

3.     “Christmas Canon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra”

4.     “It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas”

5.     “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

6.     “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

7.     “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

8.     “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”

9.     “O Holy Night”

10    “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”