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Since the holidays are going to look quite a bit different this year, so too will everyone's holiday movie-viewing habits. That's why Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 film fans age 18-34 during the first two weeks of November to find out which films and genres they'll be watching during the holidays from the comfort (and safety) of their own homes, and EW exclusively has the results.

New favorite Knives Out, starring Chris Evans' delicious cream sweater, was voted the top film to watch for Thanksgiving, while the Macaulay Culkin classic Home Alone took the prize for favorite family-friendly film. And no surprise here, but Die Hard won top unconventional holiday film to watch over Christmas (so don't even try to argue that it's not a Christmas movie!)

As for how movie fans will stream films over the holidays this year, 92 percent said they plan to watch more movies at home than in previous years, with 71 percent planning to binge-watch. Sixty-two percent plan to watch and then rewatch their favorite holiday classics more than once, and 61 percent are most interested in streaming a classic holiday movie rather than a new one (not great news for new fare like Happiest Season).

“Watching a favorite classic movie is part of a beloved holiday tradition for many families,” says Fandango managing editor Erik Davis. “This year there’s an extra nostalgia factor because many of us cannot gather together in front of the same screen. The top picks center on the power of families, warts and all, and serve as the kind of cinematic comfort food we look forward to enjoying during the holiday season.”

Check out the full list on winners below, and on Fandango’s streaming service Vudu.

Top Movies to Watch for Thanksgiving

Knives Out

Addams Family Values

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Home for the Holidays

Grumpy Old Men

Free Birds

Scent of a Woman

Pieces of April

The Oath

Favorite Family-Friendly Holiday Movies

Home Alone


The Santa Clause

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Polar Express

A Christmas Story

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

It's a Wonderful Life

Favorite Unconventional Christmas Movies

Die Hard

Edward Scissorhands


Bad Moms Christmas

Bad Santa


Office Christmas Party

The Night Before

Trading Places

Anna and the Apocalypse

Favorite Performances as Santa Claus

Tim Allen, The Santa Clause

Edward Asner, Elf

Billy Bob Thornton, Bad Santa

Tom Hanks, The Polar Express

James Cosmo, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Richard Attenborough, Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Paul Giamatti, Fred Claus

Edmund Gwenn, Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Rickey Smiley, Friday After Next

Alec Baldwin, Rise of the Guardians

Favorite Holiday Movie Villains

Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern), Home Alone

Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), Die Hard

Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore), It's a Wonderful Life

The Grinch (Jim Carrey), Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Oogie Boogie (Ken Ross), The Nightmare Before Christmas

Frank Cross (Bill Murray), Scrooged

Scrooge (Jim Carey), Disney's A Christmas Carol

Fulton Greenway (Michael Lerner), Elf

Ted Maltin (Phil Hartman), Jingle All the Way

Scut Farkas (Zack Ward), A Christmas Story

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