Glasgow Clyde College has gone Christmas crazy over the best festive songs and movies.
An exclusive Clyde Insider North Poll today reveals staff and students’ favourite cool Yule films and tunes.
Topping the list is the Tom Hanks animation The Polar Express and Shakin’ Stevens 80s chart-topper Merry Christmas Everyone.
Student Emily Moore, 20, from East Kilbride, said: “The Polar Express is a sweet, fun and family-friendly film.”
Riordan Craig, 21, a student from Kilmarnock, added about Merry Christmas Everyone: “It gets me in a Christmas mood.”
We conducted the poll at the Cardonald campus less than three weeks before the big day and compiled the top five in each category.
Christmas Lights, Camera, Action:
1. The Polar Express: This film is an absolute adventure. A young boy starts to think that Santa isn’t real when he gets whisked away on an adventure to the North Pole.
2. Home Alone: Feel good at its best. Will Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin have make it on his own – or will burglars Harry and Marv take away his Christmas spirit?
3. Elf: A Christmas classic made famous because of an outstanding performance from Will Ferrell.
4. Die Hard: Many debate if you can even call Bruce Willis’ thrilling terrorists-take-over-a-skyscraper a Christmas film.
But Peter Devlin, 27, a bar manager from Cardonald, says that it definitely is. His favourite line from the film is: “Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.”
5. The Grinch: Jim Carrey’s classic Christmas film.
Santa singalong faves:
1. Merry Christmas Everyone, by Shakin’ Stevens. This song reached the top of the charts at release and has continued to stand at the top of Christmas tunes ever since.
2. The Christmas Song, by Nat King Cole: Did you know this song was written in July, during a heatwave? It was made in an effort to “stay cool by thinking cool.”
3. Do They Know It’s Christmas? This song has the heart of Christmas in it more than any other. It was originally a charity song – written and produced by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure – to raise money for the people of Ethiopia during a famine and has brought joy to many.
4. Blue Christmas, by Elvis Presley: Massively popular on its release in 1957 and still stands strong today.
5. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, by Destiny’s Child: Produced in 2001 and has been a Christmas staple on radio stations since.
Let’s have a quick look at the movies that didn’t quite make the list.
Glasgow Clyde’s Finance Manager Michelle, 51, says Bad Santa is her favourite because it’s a “funny Christmas film”. Student James Kerr, 18, from Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, says Love Actually is the best Christmas film.
Additional reporting: Paul Cooper and Ashley Murphy.
- What’s your favourite Christmas film and tune? Let us know in the comments and reply section below.