Home Alone was the most pirated Christmas movie of 2013
Take a look at the Christmas flicks that got the most illegal downloads in 2013. ‘Tis the season, we guess.
Fri Jan 3 2014
What movies did you watch this Christmas? Apparently, a lot of Home Alone. Though the 1990 Macaulay Culkin classic only landed at No. 17 on our list of the 20 best Christmas films, it was, according to copyright protection company CEG TEK International, the most pirated holiday flick on BitTorrent during the 2013 season, with 20,200 illegal downloads. Our top selection, A Christmas Story, came out in measly 22nd place (2,400 downloads).
Though the list has its limitations—it doesn't include movies in theaters, purchased or legally streamed, and it only took a look at "33 preselected classics"—it still provides a sense of what was popular last year, from nice classics to naughty newbies. The top ten are listed below; head to Quartz for the full list.
1. Home Alone
2. Arthur Christmas
3. A Christmas Carol
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
5. Love Actually
6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
7. It's a Wonderful Life
8. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
9. Bad Santa
10. The Polar Express
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