COLORADO, USA — Beloved Christmas film A Christmas Story beat out 31 other movies to be named the best Christmas movie by 9NEWS viewers.

The bracket-style Christmas Flick Fight was launched last week with 32 holiday movies battling for the grand prize.

A Christmas Story beat out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the final championship round.

A Christmas Story tells the heartwarming tale of Ralphie and his desire to have Santa bring him a Red Ryder BB gun. His Christmas wish takes plenty of twists and turns as his family embarks on a hilarious holiday journey that has become a family favorite.

The film's victory is timely as the annual holiday tradition of airing A Christmas Story for 24 straight hours starts Christmas Eve on both TBS and TNT.

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Each round was open during the following dates:

  • Round one (32 movies): Tuesday, Dec. 17
  • Sweet Sixteen (16 movies): Wednesday, Dec. 18
  • Elite Eight (8 movies): Thursday, Dec. 19
  • Final Four: Friday, Dec. 20—Sunday, Dec. 22
  • Championship: Monday, Dec. 23
  • Winner announced: Tuesday, Dec. 24

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