We're having office holiday turmoil over which Christmas movie character is the best!

Scroll down to see why each department wants you to vote for their famous Christmas movie character, then vote for your favorite by clicking on the vote button at the bottom of the page.

 Your vote earns you a place in a drawing for an iPad!

 JOHN McCLANE - Die Hard

PARTNERS 

How can you not vote for the man who coined the most famous of Christmas phrases, Yippee-Ki-yaymother******!!!!

 CHARLIE BROWN - A Charlie Brown Christmas

ADMIN & MARKETING 

A vote for Charlie Brown is a vote for America! Good Grief! Poor Charlie has been #2 at being #1, since A Charlie Brown’s Christmas special originally aired in 1965, only 1 year after the inaugural airing of a ridiculous story about a stupid red-nosed reindeer. That thing has been unfairly outshining Charlie for 53 years. (That’s longer than any of our Admin and Marketing staff members have even been alive!) Charlie Brown is the best – he doesn’t pretend to be caught up in all the holiday spirit – he owns it and manages to overcome his holiday blues by spreading good cheer to others. Haven’t we ALL felt that way a year or few? Don’t we all appreciate Charlie’s plight…the commercialism, the entitlement, the extra work involved in spreading holiday cheer? Year after year, Charlie continues to remind us that for one day a year, we can all unite to make life better for others. What other character could possibly be better? Who else has a trendy, deco style of Christmas tree that people actually pay MORE for than a lush, full balsam? No one! Admin and Marketing staff argue that NONE are better that the tried and true Charlie Brown.

BUDDY - Elf

SITE CIVIL ENGINEERING 

Why you should choose buddy the elf as the most amazing Christmas character ever: First off some stand out features of buddy; he loves to wear green and green is a cheerful holiday color, he is capable of burping for 12 solid seconds, he is handy with an Etch-a-Sketch, he can survive on an all sugar diet and only requires 40 minutes of sleep, and he will always win if there is ever a snowball fight. Next his passion for Christmas and his excitability over Santa Claus - these traits manifest in his cheerfulness and his ability to turn a dismal situation into a joyful time. He remains true to himself no matter who is around, demonstrated by his love of singing. All of these things about buddy prove that he is the greatest and make him one of the most quotable and relatable characters in a Christmas movie, but the thing that puts him over the top is the fact that he saved Christmas by getting an entire city of people to believe in the spirit of the holiday.

JACK SKELLINGTON - The Nightmare Before Christmas

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Jack Skellington is a classy Christmas character who deserves your vote as the BEST Christmas character. First – Jack can rock a pin striped suit like no other looking sleek and agile, but he also is open to something jolly like a Santa suit – and let’s be honest, by the time Christmas rolls around it’s refreshing to see someone who hasn’t over-indulged themselves through the holidays – it gives the rest of us with a big belly and a headache by December 25th some hope for future years. Second – Jack is a romantic, giving the ladies what they really deserve. Third – Jack has a very high Emotional IQ, showing extreme sadness, extreme joy, and the curiosity of a child all the while keeping his emotions in check, and if we’ve learned anything from society – that will get you far in life. Finally, Jack is a dual threat – everyone loves a dual threat, he can scare you with all the other Halloween creeps, but he can also bring you Christmas cheer and warm your heart. VOTE JACK FOR BEST CHRISTMAS CHARACTER!

EBENEZER SCROOGE - A Christmas Carol

ACCOUNTING

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like “If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.” I mean, who can’t relate to Scrooge’s sentiment that “If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”

THE GRINCH - How the Grinch Stole Christmas

CONSTRUCTION STAKING

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a plot to steal it from all the overly-commercialized, noisy Whos down in Whoville. That's right, we're talking about The Grinch. Whether you prefer the 1966 animated classic featuring the legendary voice of Boris Karloff, the hilarious 2000 Jim Carrey version (which will forever keep "Where are you Christmas" on our radio stations each December), or the brand new (in theaters now), soon-to-be classic animated movie - The story of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is a gift that just keeps giving. Sure, the Grinch hated Christmas at first, but Christmas came for him too (even without ribbons, tags, packages, boxes, or bags) and isn't that the sort of redemption we all need from the noise, noise, noise, noise of the holiday season? So do yourself a favor - Let your heart grow three sizes this year and vote for Mr. Grinch. After all, who doesn’t love a big, green hairy guy with the strength of 10 men?

CLARK GRISWOLD - Christmas Vacation

VERTICAL ENGINEERING

Clark Griswold is a tenacious, Christmas Loving, family man with a brilliance that revolutionizes even the best of cereal companies. Who wouldn’t love that? Sure he has his faults: being a complete clutz, coveting another woman, and making very poor financial decisions. But, deep in his heart of hearts, he is good. He takes his family on outings to create good wholesome memories that will warm his children’s hearts for many Christmas’ to come, he plans purchases to maximize his families enjoyment, and he happily invites the in-laws to stay in their home for Christmas. Heck, some people would recommend him for sainthood! Vote Clark Griswold for best Christmas Character.

RALPHIE PARKER - A Christmas Story

LAND PLANNING

He recognized that his ultimate goal and achievement in life was to receive the holy grail of Christmas gifts: the Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. With a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time. He puts the safety and interest first and foremost into his friends (clients) by standing up to the bullies in his neighborhood. He daydreams of using his air rifle to protect his family. Good motives, etc. He demonstrates his passion for what he wants by asking first his mom, then his teacher, and then Santa Claus for the Red Ryder Air Rifle despite everyone warning him that he would shoot his eye out. He didn’t let his teacher’s discouragement stop him from wanting to get the air rifle.

KEVIN MCCALLISTER - Home Alone

SURVEYING 

Kevin McCallister is the most confident 8-year old in existence. He goes grocery shopping by himself, talks to the creepy old guy at church, and is even brave enough to yell at the scary furnace in the basement. Oh, and he also fights off two professional criminals by creating an obstacle course of danger and pain that would make both Rube Goldberg and Jigsaw titter with glee. Kevin is not going to bring the fight to you. He’s going to make you chase him into some precarious location, and you’ll fully realize that you’re walking into an ambush, but your overwhelming hatred for that bright eyed, bushy-tailed little twerp will overpower any common sense that you might have. Then you’ll slip on an icy staircase, step on a nail, get severely burned by a blowtorch, then be tarred, feathered, and knocked down another staircase by a paint bucket pendulum, landing on a pile of shattered Christmas tree decorations that you’ll be tweezing off your butt for the next 6 months. There’s a Kevin in all of us, seething in the attic, angry about not getting enough pizza, praying for some peace and quiet and dangerously hiding away all that fury, ready to be unleashed on anyone willing to ruin Christmas.

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Voting closes December 31st, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be randomly chosen from voting responses. In order to be eligible, you must be in our contact database or be related to someone who is in our contact database. If you have questions about your eligibility, please send an email to marketing@focusutah.com