Celluloid classic It's A Wonderful Life has been voted the best Christmas movie of all time by British film-lovers - again.

The warm-hearted 1946 film - regularly voted as the best seasonal movie - was directed by Frank Capra and stars James Stewart as a man on the verge of suicide before an angel shows him all the good in his life.

Second in the poll, conducted by website AMAZON.CO.UK, came Chevy Chase comedy NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION.

Third came eighties action classic Die Hard, which despite having no heart-warming qualities, is set on Christmas Eve (24DEC).

The top ten Christmas movies are:

2. NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989)

3. DIE HARD (1988)

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

5. SCROOGED (1988)

6. Home Alone (1990)

7. THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1993)

8. White Christmas (1954)

9. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

10. Love Actually (2003). (GS/WNWCAN/KTW)

10. LOVE ACTUALLY (2003).

16/12/2003 21:07