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The latest poll by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute has found that nostalgia rules: “Silent Night” is the nation’s favorite Christmas carol, and Miracle on 34th Street is our favorite Christmas movie.


In a vote where multiple responses were accepted, “Silent Night,” a religious song dating back to 1818, received 50.8 of the vote. Irving Berlin’s classic “White Christmas” came in second place with 48 percent of the vote. Receiving 44.4 percent, “Jingle Bells” came in third.


From among eighteen choices, 39.8 percent of respondents picked Miracle on 34th Street as their favorite Christmas movie. The classic It’s a Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart comes in at a close second with 36.8 percent of the vote. The film is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Close on its heels is A Charlie Brown Christmas, with 34.9 percent.