By Alessandra Antonacci '20
On Thursday, December 14th, a poll was sent out to determine once and for all what Fontbonne’s favorite Christmas movies and songs are. The poll ended the following morning with 228 responses from both students and faculty members.
28.9% of participants stated that Home Alone is their favorite Christmas movie, closely followed by Elf at 26.3%. The Grinch and The Polar Express were both runners-up at 18% and 11% respectively. There were quite a few fill-in answers for this question, some being The Year Without Santa Claus, A Muppet Christmas Carol, and, sparking an interesting debate, Die Hard.
The next question asked participants to state their favorite Christmas song. With almost half of the votes, All I Want For Christmas is You came in first place at an overwhelming 45.8%. The runner-up for this question was Last Christmas, coming in at 22.2%. Understandably, this was the question with the most fill-in answers, and some honorable mentions include Sarajevo (Trans Siberian Orchestra) and Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer, which received the most fill-in votes. Shockingly, Jingle Bell Rock only received .04% of votes.
The last question asked participants to state their favorite religious Christmas song. 34.8% of participants stated that Silent Night is their favorite, followed closely by Joy to the World and Mary, Did You Know at 28% and 21% respectively.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote on the poll and establish, once and for all, Fontbonne’s Christmas favorites. Have a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!