Pointless presenter Richard Osman has launched a bid to name the best Christmas film of all time.

The competition will invite users on Twitter to vote for their favourite film.

ftjbs12xAnd Betfair are offering odds on the contest, with all the money from losing bets going to charity – the Child’s I Foundation.

Osman has run similar competitions in the past, asking people to vote for their favourite crisps and chocolate bars.

In the World Cup Of Christmas films, or #wcocf, Home Alone, Die Hard and Elf are among the favourites.

Love Actually is another front-runner, while Bad Santa and About A Boy are among the outsiders.

Voting, via Twitter, starts at 7pm on December 22.

World Cup of Christmas Films odds from Betfair

Movie Odds
Home Alone  11/4
Elf  9/4
Love Actually  5/1
The Santa Clause  50/1
Home Alone 2 25/1
Miracle on 34th Street  25/1
How The Grinch Stole Christmas  33/1
Die Hard  11/4
The Snowman  33/1
It's a Wonderful Life  20/1
Arthur Christmas  50/1
Meet Me In St Louis  66/1
The Nightmare Before Christmas  50/1
Scrooged  50/1
Polar Express  50/1
White Christmas  33/1
Planes, Trains & Automobiles  66/1
Muppets Christmas Carol  20/1
The Holiday  100/1
Ghostbusters 2  66/1
Trading Places  100/1
Bad Santa 200/1
About A Boy  100/1

(Odds correct at time of publishing)

Naomi Totten, of Betfair, said: “We’re delighted to team up with Richard for another exciting World Cup and thrilled to be able to support such a fantastic cause again.

"Home Alone was the early favourite at 3/1 as we braced ourselves for a festive kick off at 7pm on Christmas Eve Eve Eve (tonight).

“But Elf has seen plenty of buddies in the market and has been backed into 9/4 favourite.

"Die Hard has also been backed very early on and is now in from 10/1 to 11/4 joint second favourite with Home Alone. Welcome to the party, pal.

“Love Actually is actually also seeing some love and is now 5/1. The market is clearly polarising with no real interest in the other runners.

"With 33/1 shot Wotsits making it through to the (World Cup of Crisps) final at Easter we could easily see punters Kermitting their money to outsiders like the Muppets Christmas Carol at 20/1.”

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