The votes are in and Minnesotans have spoken -- naming 'A Christmas Story' as their favorite Christmas movie.

Most of our neighbors feel the same way, with Iowa and both Dakotas picking 'A Christmas Story' as their favorite according to a survey by

Wisconsin went with 'Elf' -- which came in second nationally, behind only 'A Christmas Story.'

Other popular choices were:

3. Home Alone
4. It's A Wonderful Life
5. Die Hard
6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
7. A Christmas Carol
8. Christmas Vacation
9. Miracle on 34th Street
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Is Die Hard really even a Christmas movie?



NEXT: Guide to Your Favorite Christmas Shows on TV this Week: Make some hot chocolate and gather 'round the TV, because from Charlie Brown to Rudolph, to Elf -- we've got your TV guide to all your favorite holiday shows.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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