These are the UK's top 10 Christmas film characters - did your favourite make the list?

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Five winners of our 12 Days of Christmas winter word search will receive an engraved, hand-crafted Bailey bracelet worth £230 and a Cockburn’s Port ‘big night in’ hamper.

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All you have to do is find the letter included in the special 12 Days of Christmas content running each day in the Christmas sections of our top JPIMedia websites from December 13-24 and put them together to find a suitable word for this special time of year.

Although we know the 12 Days don’t begin until December 25 we were so excited that we thought we would start the celebrations early.

Many people have a favourite Christmas film, which is usually watched dozens of times every festive season.

But some even have their favourite Christmas film character, who they look to every year to put a smile on their face.

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From the Grinch and Buddy the Elf to Kevin McCallister and Cindy Lou Who, there are plenty of popular festive characters to choose from - but which are the nation’s favourites?

The Grinch takes the top spot

Direct2Florist examined Google data in order to see which Christmas film characters are the favourite in the UK.

Taking the top spot with 90,000 monthly UK Google searches is the Grinch. The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Jack Skellington taking second place, with 33,1000 searches.

The company also looked at which Christmas characters have seen the biggest increase in searches from December 2019 to now, revealing which have increased in popularity the most. The research found that The Wet Bandits, from Home Alone, have seen a huge 322 per cent increase in searches this December compared to last year.

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These are the UK’s top 10 most popular Christmas film characters, based on their monthly Google search data:

  1. The Grinch - The Grinch - monthly UK searches: 90,000
  2. Jack Skellington - The Nightmare Before Christmas - monthly UK searches: 33,100
  3. Gizmo - Gremlins - monthly UK searches: 27,100
  4. Cindy Lou Who - The Grinch - monthly UK searches: 22,200
  5. Kevin McCallister - Home Alone - monthly UK searches: 12,100
  6. Buddy the Elf - Elf - monthly UK searches: 9,300
  7. The Wet Bandits - Home Alone - monthly UK searches: 8,100
  8. John McClane - Die Hard - monthly UK searches: 4,400
  9. George Bailey - It's a Wonderful Life - monthly UK searches: 4,000
  10. Billy Mack - Love Actually - monthly UK searches: 1,600
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