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2022 Christmas Film World Cup : Last 16 confirmed as group stages come to a close


The Group Stages are over and the last 16 are in place. On the day of rest, the 13th, the defeated to hit the road home and the qualifiers to take a breather before moving forward into the knock out stages.





Day 13: A day of rest

The Group Stages are at an end and the qualifiers for the Last 16 are known!


Group A Standings

Open Voting

​Twitter scores

TOTAL

Four Christmases

43

75

118

Love Actually

53

45

98

White Christmas

63

30

93

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

61

30

91

Group A was quite a contest, with Four Christmases, the fourth seed tearing up the form book to finish first. Love Actually, a consistent performer, had to scramble for survival in the closing stages while White Christmas and the Grinch are sent packing. White Christmas continue to be group stage fodder and the Grinch fails to make the Last 16 for the first time in competition history. It is probably of little consolation to these two that this was the tightest margin between first and fourth place, with just 27 points the difference.



Group A Twitter Matches

Score

Schedule

Love Actually

X - 0

White Christmas

01/12/22

The Grinch

X - X

Four Christmases

01/12/22

Love Actually

X - X

The Grinch

05/12/22

Four Christmases

X - 0

White Christmas

05/12/22

Love Actually

0 - X

Four Christmases

09/12/22

The Grinch

0 - X

White Christmas

09/12/22


Group B Standings

Open Voting

​Twitter Scores

TOTAL

Last Christmas

66

75

141

The Holiday

52

60

112

In Bruges

41

45

86

Scrooge

60

0

60

In Bruges ran out of steam and the fairy-tale is over. Last Christmas has impressed on a wild card debut and will go on to face Love Actually in a London Last 16 face off!. The Holiday has taken the second spot and Scrooge fell short.

Group B Twitter Matches

Score

Schedule

Last Christmas

X - X

In Bruges

02/12/22

The Holiday

X - 0

Scrooge

02/12/22

Last Christmas

X - 0

The Holiday

05/12/22

In Bruges

X - 0

Scrooge

05/12/22

Last Christmas

X - 0

Scrooge

09/12/22

The Holiday

X - 0

In Bruges

09/12/22


Group C Standings

Open Voting

Twitter Scores

TOTAL

Home Alone

69

75

144

Muppets Christmas Carol

61

45

107

Miracle on 34th Street

58

45

103

8 Bit Christmas

31

30

61

Home Alone has given a solid display, but the fight between Muppets and Miracle was astonishing. Miracle has not emerged from the group stages since 2010 and fans will feel frustrated that a score that would have been enough to qualify in other groups this year has left them short in Group C. 8 Bit Christmas will find a fan base and put in a respectful performance in a tough group.

Group C Twitter Matches

Score

Schedule

Home Alone

X- 0

8 Bit Christmas

02/12/22

Muppets Christmas Carol

X - X

Miracle on 34th Street

02/12/22

Home Alone

X - 0

Muppets Christmas Carol

05/12/22

8 Bit Christmas

X - 0

Miracle on 34th Street

05/12/22

Home Alone

X - X

Miracle on 34th Street

09/12/22

Muppets Christmas Carol

X - 0

8 Bit Christmas

09/12/22


Group D Standings

Open Voting

Twitter Scores

TOTAL

Die Hard*

92

75

167

Trading Places

60

75

135

The Christmas Chronicles

46

30

76

A Boy Called Christmas

29

0

29

Group D saw the Goliath that is Die Hard and the persistent Last 16 contender Trading places drawn with two Netflix debutants. In the end the power of the pair of well established performers saw off the new comers but a Netflix peoples final took place all the same. A Boy Called Christmas will probably need to come through pre qualifying net time round after a poor showing this year.

Group D Twitter Matches

Score

Schedule

Die Hard

X - 0

A Boy Called Christmas

03/12/22

Trading Places

X - 0

Christmas Chronicles

03/12/22

Die Hard

X - X

Trading Places

06/12/22

A Boy Called Christmas

0 - X

Christmas Chronicles

06/12/22

Die Hard

X - 0

Christmas Chronicles

10/12/22

Trading Places

X - 0

A Boy Called Christmas

10/12/22


Group E Standings

Open Voting

Twitter Scores

TOTAL

Elf

87

90

177

Jingle All The Way

43

60

103

Christmas with the Kranks

46

30

76

Bad Santa

43

0

43

Elf has some big support this year and it has performed strongly in the group stages, with a joint best performance alongside Gremlins. Jingle managed to see off the spirited performance of the Kranks but Bad Santa is the big loser in this group. Kranks had not been at the finals since a 2010 group stage showing and clearly has more love than would be expected. Jamie Lee Curtis continues with Trading Places but for Tim Allen the championship is over. Bad Santa has once again become group stage fodder, with a Last 16 elimination by Die Hard in 2014 being the best showing.

Group E Twitter Matches

Score

Schedule

Elf

X - 0

Christmas With The Kranks

03/12/22

Jingle All The Way

X - 0

Bad Santa

03/12/22

Elf

X - 0

Jingle All The Way

07/12/22

Christmas With The Kranks

X - 0

Bad Santa

07/12/22

Elf

X - 0

Bad Santa

11/12/22

Jingle All The Way

X - 0

Christmas With The Kranks

11/12/22

Group F Standings

Open Voting

​Twitter Scores

TOTAL

Scrooged*

81

60

141

Krampus

53

60

103

The Tomorrow War

53

45

98

The Nightmare Before Christmas

45

15

60

The Tomorrow World has been a fun watch but in the end was narrowly seen off by scare fest Krampus which has improved on previous showing at group stages in 2018. Nightmare is one of the three second seeds that has not made it out of the groups this year

Group F Twitter Matches

Score

Schedule

Scrooged

0 - X

Krampus

03/12/22

Nightmare Before Christmas

X - X

The Tomorrow War

03/12/22

Scrooged

X - 0

Nightmare Before Christmas

07/12/22

Krampus

0 - X

The Tomorrow War

07/12/22

Scrooged

X - 0

The Tomorrow War

11/12/22

Nightmare Before Christmas

0 - X

Krampus

11/12/22


Group G Standings

Open Voting

Twitter Score

TOTAL

Gremlins

87

90

177

Get Santa

52

60

112

The Polar Express

46

30

76

Klaus

34

0

34

Gremlins put in a joint best performance in the group stages and is joined by shock Brit Flick performer Get Santa which heads through to the Last 16 as the lowest placed film in the remaining rankings. Having made it through pre qualifying in 5th place and now at the dizzying heights of the knockout stages. Polar Express has once again gone home at the Group stages and Klaus, despite an Oscar nomination has not impressed.

Group G Twitter Matches

Score

Schedule

Gremlins

X - O

Klaus

04/12/22

The Polar Express

O - X

Get Santa

04/12/22

Gremlins

X - 0

The Polar Express

08/12/22

Get Santa

X - 0

Klaus

08/12/22

Gremlins

X - 0

Get Santa

12/12/22

The Polar Express

X - 0

Klaus

12/12/22



Group H Standings

Open Voting

Twitter Score

TOTAL

It's A Wonderful Life*

69

45

116

The Snowman

68

45

113

The Santa Clause

44

45

90

The Family Man

32

45

77

An extraordinary group that saw It's A Wonderful Life take top spot in the last moments of voting on the night of the 12th to ensure that all former winners of the championship have made it through to the Last 16. Tim Allen and crew are devastated with that turn of events that see them heading home at group stages for the first time. The Family Man gave a brave effort to try and break out of the group stage for only the second time but this was a veritable group of death.

Group H Twitter Matches

Score

Schedule

The Snowman

X - X

The Santa Clause

04/12/22

Its A Wonderful Life

O - X

The Family Man

04/12/22

The Snowman

X - X

It's A Wonderful Life

08/12/22

The Santa Clause

X - 0

The Family Man

08/12/22

The Snowman

X - X

The Family Man

12/12/22

The Santa Clause

0 - X

It's A Wonderful Life

12/12/22



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