Wrapping up ILA’s Christmas Favorites

Find out ILA students’ Christmas favorites from a poll

Wrapping up ILAs Christmas Favorites

Audrey Erps, reporter

While most everyone has put up their Christmas lights and decorations, the Christmas season still lingers with us. Recently, the ILA Beat conducted a poll to find out students’ favorite Christmas songs, movies, treats, and reindeers. So extend the season just a little bit longer by grabbing a cup of hot cocoa or something sweet as you Jingle all the way through these ILA favorites.


Favorite Christmas Song

While a bigger poll done by yougov.com among American adults has “Silent Night” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” as the top favorite songs, it is clear how much ILA students love jingling bells. Both “Jingle Bells” and “Jingle Bell Rock” topped the list out of the 74 answers to this question. More than a third of the students had original answers not in common with anyone else.

Jingle Bells: 14

Jingle Bell Rock: 8

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: 6

Santa Tell Me: 3

Deck the Halls: 3

All I Want for Christmas is You: 3

Other favorites include: Joy to the World, Carol of the Bells, All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, and I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.


Favorite Christmas Movie

In the category of Favorite Christmas Movie, Elf and Home Alone ran away with the victory. Given that these are both family comedies, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Home Alone is so popular worldwide that the film brought in about 1 billion dollars, adjusted for today’s dollars. Elf grossed about 350 million dollars at the box office.

Elf: 24

Home Alone: 20

The Grinch: 5

White Christmas: 5

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: 3

Other favorites include Home Alone 2, The Santa Clause, Die Hard, Christmas Story, and Polar Express.


Favorite Christmas Treats

Christmas cookies are a crowd pleaser at ILA!d Although, if all the answers were added up that included peppermint, like peppermint bark and ice cream, it would be the top reply. But there were some more unique answers like log cake and Mexican wedding cakes.

Christmas Cookies: 19

Candy Canes: 11

Hot Chocolate: 5

Gingerbread: 5

Peppermint Bark: 5

Eggnog: 3

Brownies: 2

Mexican Wedding Cakes: 2

Other favorites include, peppermint hot chocolate, Lindor chocolate, cinnamon rolls, toffee, and sparkling cider. 


Favorite Reindeer

Rudolph really sleighed the competition in this poll! The strongly opinions from some people regarding their favorite reindeer was quite amusing. But this is a favorite category that most students knew right off the top of their heads. Poor Vixen was the only reindeer not chosen from Santa’s lineup.

Rudolph: 23

Comet: 13

Dasher: 10

Dancer: 7

Prancer: 6

Donner: 4

Blitzen: 4

Cupid: 3

Sven: 1

Bob: 1

Nixon: 1