Words: Peter Boyle
It's the most wonderful time of the year and we thought it was right to celebrate some of the unsung movie heroes of the festive season. Without further ado here are the entertainment.ie Alternative Christmas Movie Awards:
Best/Worst Christmas Jumper
There was only ever going to be one winner here - come on down Colin Firth in Bridget Jones' Diary. Still think he's sexy ladies?
Most Excited About Santa
You'd have to be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins not to be excited about Santa, but nobody's more thrilled than Buddy the Elf.
Most Undesirable Christmas Guest
Fuller from Home Alone. Not only does he eat all the cheese pizza, he also wets the bed. FULLER, GO EASY ON THE PEPSI!
Most Inventive Use of Christmas Cards
Andrew Lincoln in Love, Actually. Awww, 'twould warm the coldest heart.
Worst Christmas Villains
The Wet Bandits. You'd have to go along way to find a more useless pair of eejits.
Bad Santa himself. We tried to find a suitable clip to demonstrate but this is a family website! What about the woman who rang in to Joe Duffy a few years back complaining about how traumatised her young kids were after bringing them to see it? We shouldn't laugh but...
No, not Scrooge. Not even The Grinch, that's too obvious. The award goes to Old Man Potter in It's a Wonderful Life. How you could say no to the lovable Jimmy Stewart? What a mean old banker.
Best Use of a Santa Hat
John McClane leaves a lovely festive message for his old pal Hans Gruber in Die Hard. "Now I have a machine gun - Ho Ho Ho."
Worst Christmas Ever
Poor old Phoebe Cates explains why she hates Christmas in Gremlins. Bit of a downer really , even Gizmo doesn't know where to look.
Best Christmas Song
This award goes to the Swedish Chef in A Muppet Christmas Carol. Never eat singing food.
Worst Christmas Dinner
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It's just a little dry, it's fine!