The Official Biggest Selling Christmas DVDs and Blu-rays of 2014 revealed

Festive comedy movie Elf is the UK’s Christmas classic video of choice, the Official Charts Company can confirm today.

The 2003 Will Ferrell movie, which tells the story of an elf who is transported to modern day New York with hilarious consequences, has sold 141,000 copies in the past four weeks to become 2014’s biggest selling festive title on DVD and Blu-ray.

Across the entire video market, more than 1.9 million festive videos have been sold in the past month, underlining the British public’s love for a Christmas video at this time of year.

In that month-long period, Elf accounted for 128,000 copies on its own – selling almost 50,000 copies last week alone. Also popular is Jim Carrey’s The Grinch (selling 95,000 over four weeks), while the recent theatrical release of the third Nativity movie also boosts sales of the first and second volume in the series, alongside titles such as The Polar Express.

The Official Christmas Video Chart Top 10 appears below: 

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1 ELF
2 THE GRINCH
3 NATIVITY
4 NATIVITY 2 - DANGER IN THE MANGER
5 THE POLAR EXPRESS
6 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
7 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - 1994 VERSION
8 SAVING SANTA
9 MERRY CHRISTMAS MR BEAN
10 A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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The biggest selling festive TV sets are The Big Bang Theory Christmas Episodes and Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Crackers.

The most popular snowy movie of all (of course) is this year’s Disney movie Frozen – although, because it does not have an overt Christmassy theme, it is not included within our festive survey.

Frozen is the biggest selling title DVD/Blu-Ray of this year (with sales over 3.8 million copies since release – 790,000 copies in the past four weeks) – and was Number 1 in the Official Video Chart announced yesterday (December 21). It heads up the Top 10 ahead of The Inbetweeners Movie 2, Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, Lee Evans’ Monsters Live and Guardians Of The Galaxy, as consumers continue to choose DVDs and Blu-Rays as their festive gift (or treat) of choice.

This week's Official Video Chart Top 10 appears below. Click here to view the full Top 40.

1 FROZEN
2 THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 2
3 MRS BROWN'S BOYS - D'MOVIE
4 LEE EVANS - MONSTERS - LIVE
5 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
6 TOP GEAR - PERFECT ROAD TRIP 2
7 THE EXPENDABLES 3
8 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
9 MIRANDA HART - MY WHAT I CALL LIVE SHOW
10 SIN CITY 2 - A DAME TO KILL FOR

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The Official Biggest Selling DVDs and Blu-rays of 2014 so far