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‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is America’s favorite holiday special

It really “sleighed” the competition. The classic TV special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is America’s favorite holiday show or movie — soaring high above “Home Alone” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” in a new survey. Meanwhile, the Morning Consult/Hollywood Reporter poll found the Christmas-themed thriller “Die Hard” was among the most unloved seasonal films or TV specials — alongside “Bad Santa” and “Elf.” Pollsters asked 2,200 adults about to rank well-known Yule entertainment based on favorability. Some 83% had holly-jolly feelings about the 1964 claymation “Rudolph,” which centers on “the most famous reindeer of all” and his adventures in the North Pole and the Island of Misfit Toys. Th ...