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Social Media Weighs in On Christmas Movies: It's A Wonderful Life Stands Test of Time

Social Media Weighs in On Christmas Movies: It's A Wonderful Life Stands Test of Time

The tree is decorated, the fire burning bright and families are gathering around the television (or laptop) to get into the Christmas spirit. Christmas movies that used to be available once - yes once - per year are now as easy as clicking that Netflix or Hulu button on the remote. And social media is weighing in on its favorite Christmas movies.

Over the past month, more than 400,000 social posts have mentioned a specific Christmas movie, but the chatter is heating up, with nearly 110,000 of those posts taking place in the past week, according to international social media analytics firm Talkwalker.

In these past seven days, the top five mentioned movies are It's a Wonderful Life (21,535 mentions), Love Actually (19,129), Die Hard (17,550), Elf (17,255) and HOME ALONE (14,125).

The top three trending celebrities this week include a Grinch and a dreamer. Jim Carrey (who portrayed the Grinch in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas) was up by 106 percent this week, while George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart's character in It's a Wonderful Life) was up 36 percent. Stewart's name is also trending up by more than 30 percent this week.

Top hashtags around Christmas movies include: #homealone and #HomeAlone (combined 7,622 mentions), #grinch and #Grinch (combined 6,783), #ItsAWonderfulLife (4,636 mentions), #DieHard (2,270) and #loveactually (1,807), Talkwalker reported.

The top 10 emojis being used with Christmas movie posts.

The top Tweet about Christmas movies is this post from British actress Millie Bobby Brown with more than 4,200 reactions.

About Talkwalker

Talkwalker ( is one of the world's leading social data intelligence companies. Its cutting edge technology provides actionable social media insights through real-time social listening and advanced social media analytics. Talkwalker helps marketers to prove the value of their social efforts and significantly enhances the speed and accuracy of business decision-making. Talkwalker's state of the art social intelligence platform monitors and analyzes online conversations on social networks, news websites, blogs, forums and more, in over 187 languages. Its 1500 servers process posts from 150 million websites every day.

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