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Marcus Theatres survey ranks top Christmas films

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 19:53:49-05

After decking the halls and dashing through the snow, many families find themselves gathered around the TV during the holiday season.

In fact, information from a new survey from Marcus Theatres revealed that 72 percent of families say going to the movies with friends and family is a yearly tradition. 

The survey asked Marcus Theatres Magical Movie Rewards members about all of their holiday favorites including holiday traditions, anticipated holiday blockbusters and favorite holiday movies.

Members ranked the "Must-see Holiday Classic Specials and Movies" as follows:

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  3. A Christmas Story
  4. Elf
  5. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

But for this year, moviegoers say they're most excited for:

  1. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
  2. Mary Poppins Returns
  3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  4.  Aquaman
  5.  Ralph Breaks the Internet

Aside from watching movies, survey results show that people take part in family traditions like decorating the house/tree, enjoying a big holiday meal, hanging stockings and sending holiday cards.

The survey contains answers from over 4,500 Magical Movie Rewards members in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.