QUIZ: What Christmas Movie Are You?

What DVD should you squirrel away with when it looks like that annoying “I just said I'd drop in for tea” second-cousin-once-removed won't leave the gaff?


Family ruckus between the main course and dessert, monster piles of chocolate, seething disappointment over your present stash versus that of your siblings and wanting to murder your family within five minutes of arriving home: all part ‘n’ parcel of the Irish family Christmas. And oh, how we love it. Know what else we adore? Fighting over the remote about festive films like It’s A Wonderful Life and Elf. Ahh… there’s no time of year we so closely associate with a movie genre. Get the one that suits you, here.

Scoring card

1. a-2, b-1, c-3

2. a-1, b-2 c-3

3. a-1 b-2 c-3

4. a-3, b-2, c-1

1. What are your Christmas jumper thoughts?

a.) Gimme that acrylic!
b.) Has to be knitted by granny.
c.) I wear a tasteful berry cashmere sweater.

2.Best side dish on the big day?

a.) A selection box.
b.) Croquettes from M&S.
c.) Roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar and honey.

3.Chosen tipple to survive Mrs Browns’ Boys?

a.) Dessert sherry topped off with rubbling alcohol.
b.) A hot whiskey.
c.) You only drink tea in front of mammy and daddy.

4. Asking for a gift receipt…

a.) Totally acceptable.
b.) A crime.
c.) Only okay if it’s your Uncle John giving you The Office boxset for the third year in a row.

The Results

1 to 4 Points


You’re not a scrooge, but you’re not arsed with a lot of the BS that comes with singing Good King Wenceslas. Furbies terrorising NYC at the height of the shopping season, that’s how you (packed with turkey leftovers) roll.

5 to 9 Points

Home Alone

You get into the swing of things and wear a Santa hat at the office party. Kevin McCallister losing the run of himself lights up all your nostalgia buttons and is your ultimate duvet pick.

10 to 12 Points

The Family Stone

Tinsel and last-minute Penneys reindeer jumpers are not your thing, but try not to be a buzzkill. Learn how to leave the English Cousins attitude in the coal bucket with the Family Stone and join SJP on her journey to soundness.