Here is the best decade for Christmas and why

today7th December 2023


Christmas nostalgia is making a comeback this year, asPinterest reportsa surge in searches for classic Christmas decorations like nutcrackers and candy canes. Christmas today may be exciting but its hard not to reminisce about Christmases of the past when tinsel was all the rage and a Chopper bike was on every childs wish list.

As we head into the widely hailed ”best time of the year”, the nostalgia experts at were eager to unveil which years and decade had the best Christmas in the UK, by delving into factors such as the count of snow days, quality of Christmas movies, and the chart-topping Christmas No.1 songs from 1970 to 2022. have crowned the 1970s as the best decade for celebrating Christmas with six entries in the top 20. A decade when the famous Morecambe and Wise Christmas specials brought the nation together,1973 even saw festive tunes like Slades ”Merry Christmas Everybody”, The Wizzards ”I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” and Elton Johns ”Stepping into Christmas” fiercely battling it out for the Christmas number one spot!

Following behind in second, Christmas in the 1990s was evidently memorable, gifting us timeless classics like ”Home Alone” and ”The Muppet Christmas Carol”, while Mariah Careys ”All I Want for Christmas is You” made its unforgettable debut.

Securing the third position is the2000s, a decade when Christmas rom-coms graced our big screens. Cult favourites like ”Love Actually” and ”The Holiday” became the talk of the town, joined by classics like ”Elf”, ”The Polar Express” and ”How The Grinch Stole Christmas” which have since become Christmas staples, ranking highly on the list of the most rewatched festive films.

However, the best year is not in the 70s…the study can reveal that 2017 was the ultimate year for Christmas, scoring an exceptional Christmassy score of 8.28/10. With a whopping 48 new Christmas movies released, Netflix’s ”Christmas Inheritance” and ”A Christmas Prince” have become huge hits with the latter further spawning two sequels. In the same year, Ed Sheeran also won his first Christmas No.1 capping off a ”Perfect” 2017 for the singer-songwriter.

In second is 1995 with Michael Jackson’s ”Earth Song” claiming the official Christmas No. 1 spot for six weeks. Christmas movies scored remarkably on IMDb earning an average rating of 7.08/10, contributing to the years final Christmassy score of8.12/10.

1981 (7.73/10) and 1983 (7.72/10)secured the third and fourth positions respectively, with 1981 seeing the second highest days of average snowfall (13), trailing only behind 2010 with an average of 15 snowy days. Meanwhile, IMDb engagement for 1983 festive films were exceptionally high, amassing 88,416 votes following the release of the seasonal classic ”A Christmas Story”.

Rounding off the top five is 1992 (7.50/10) with Whitney Houston’s ”I Will Always Love You”, notching up the most coveted chart accolade of the year, boasting an impressive ten-week reign in the UK.

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