With around 400 participants, results are in from the first round of voting and round 2 is up! (Sorry the bracket is so hard to read. Kinja is being a butt again.) On the modern side, everything went more or less as expected, with only two films advancing with less than 60% of the vote. (See the updated post for detailed results.) The classic films, on the other hand, got messy. The field was pretty strong—there's a reason these are classics, people—and several favorites were knocked out of the running. (Again, detailed results can be found here.) Weep for your fallen heros if you must, but once you've pulled yourself together, be sure to vote in the next round below!

As usual, you can vote for as many or as few of the matches as you like. The polls will stay open until 3pm EST. Santa Cat and his little helper know that there are some hard choices to be made in this round, and they thank you for your continued support and for having lively, threat-free discussions in the comments.


UPDATE: Closing the poll an hour early so that I can leave the house, so results are in! 250 people voted in this round.

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Match 1: You all really, really love Muppets. Final results:

The Muppet Christmas Carol: 208 votes (88%)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994 version): 28 votes (12%)

Match 2: Sorry, Sandra Bullock. You're just not Christmassy enough. Final results:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: 169 votes (74%)
While You Were Sleeping: 59 votes (26%)

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Match 3: This one was pretty close for a while, and I know the results are going to make some people very upset. Those people, however, are all cotton-headed ninny-muggins. Final results:

Elf: 134 votes (56%)
Home Alone: 105 votes (44%)

Match 4: After a close round with Little Women, all the criticism finally caught up to Love Actually. Jack and Sally are a better love story anyway. Final results:

The Nightmare Before Christmas: 168 votes (70%)
Love Actually: 73 votes (30%)

Match 5: The Grinch is the only movie so far to get more votes than the Muppets in any given round. I believe this is what they call a landslide victory. Final results:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966 animated version): 214 votes (89%)
A Christmas Carol (1951 Alastair Sim version): 27 votes (11%)

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Match 6: What do you people even see in this film? First Scrooged, and now Gremlins? I just don't understand. Final results:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: 169 votes (72%)
Gremlins: 66 votes (28%)

Match 7: Easily the closest match of the tournament thus far. When I checked this morning, this race was 96-95, and the final tally is still pretty damn close. Final results:

A Christmas Story: 126 votes (53%)
A Charlie Brown Christmas: 114 votes (48%)

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Match 8: It's a Wonderful Life is depressing as fuck, but apparently you like it a lot. Whatever, you do you. Final results:

It's a Wonderful Life: 146 votes (63%)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947 black-and-white version): 87 votes (37%)