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Muppet Christmas Carol tops Digital Spy favourite Christmas film poll

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Digital Spy readers have chosen The Muppet Christmas Carol as their favourite Christmas movie of all time.

The 1994 family film puts a Muppet spin on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, casting Michael Caine as miser Ebenezer Scrooge and Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit.

More than 10,000 Digital Spy users took part in the Christmas poll, which saw The Muppet Christmas Carol narrowly triumph with 18.5% of votes ahead of Home Alone's 18.3%.

Michael Caine in 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

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Will Ferrell's 2003 comedy Elf charted in third place with 8.9%, Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life was in fourth spot with 7.4% and action movie Die Hard, which takes place during the festive period, landed in fifth with 6.7%.

Digital Spy users' top ten Christmas movies are as follows:

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
2. Home Alone
3. Elf
4. It's a Wonderful Life
5. Die Hard
6. Love Actually
7. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
8. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
9. The Santa Clause
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Jim Henson's iconic puppets returned to US cinemas in November with the release of Jason Segel's The Muppets. The movie will open in the UK on February 10, 2012.

Watch the trailer for The Muppets, introduced by Kermit and Miss Piggy, below:


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