Nominations 2021

Nominations to the 2021 Christmas Hall of Fame

Since our last update we have received thousands of nominations. As expected, nearly every category has seen multiple candidate suggestions. Nominations for the 2021 class remain open until Thanksgiving. To nominate a candidate please click here. We will update this list several times through out the year. Here are the candidates received so far for 2021:

Individual- Historic Figures
The Magi
Mary, Mother of Jesus
George Washington

Individual- Character of Fiction
Bob Cratchit
Frosty the Snowman
Jacob Marley

Individual- Legends
Zwarte Piet

Groups- Country or Government
United States

Groups- Performers
Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
Robert Shaw Chorale

Groups- Associations

Arts- Writers
Charles Dickens
Washington Irving
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Truman Capote

Arts- Composers
Irving Berlin
Joseph Mohr
George Frideric Handel
John Rutter
Johnny Marks

Arts- Artists
Thomas Nast
Haddon Sundblom
Norman Rockwell
Raymond Briggs

Arts- Entertainers
Bing Crosby
Andy Williams
Frank Sinatra
Burl Ives
Nat King Cole

Arts- Film Makers
Frank Capra
John Hughes
George Seaton
Chris Columbus
Jim Henson

Arts- Actors
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Cary Grant – The Bishops Wife
James Stewart – It’s Wonderful Life
Edmund Gwenn – Miracle on 34th Street
Tim Allen – The Santa Clause
Albert Finney – Scrooge
George C. Scott – A Christmas Carol
James Stewart – Mr. Krueger’s Christmas
Alastair Sim – A Christmas Carol

Events- Historical
Washington Crosses the Delaware – Christmas 1776
Christmas Truce 1914
First Performance of Silent Night, 1818

Events- Places
Bethlehem (Israel)
North Pole, AK
Santa Claus, IN

Events- Recurring
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Woodstock Wassail Weekend
National Christmas Tree Lighting
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Elements & Media – Symbols

Elements & Media – Décor
Christmas Tree
Christmas Wreath
Christmas Pickle
Christmas Bells
Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Cards

Elements & Media – Food
Cookies for Santa
Christmas Pudding
Candy Canes
Fruit Cake
Mince Pie

Elements & Media – Movies
White Christmas
The Bishops Wife
Die Hard
Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Carol (1951)
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Home Alone
It’s a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
Mr. Krueger’s Christmas
Scrooge (1970)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Santa Claus
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Elements & Media – Television Shows
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
The Homecoming (Waltons – 1970)

Elements & Media – Stage Productions
A Christmas Carol
Elf the Musical

Elements & Media – Songs
Jingle Bells
White Christmas
Silent Night
O Holy Night
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful

Elements & Media – Albums
Elvis Presley — Christmas Album
Bing Crosby — White Christmas
Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Mannheim Steamroller — Christmas
Kenny G – Miracles: The Holiday Album
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
Johnny Mathis – Merry Christmas
Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas
Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas
Michael Buble — Christmas
Amy Grant – Home for Christmas
Trans Siberian Orchestra – The Lost Christmas Eve
The Carpenters – Christmas Portrait

Elements & Media – Books
Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol
Chris Van Allsburg – The Polar Express
O. Henry – Gift of the Magi

Elements & Media – Poems
Clement Clark Moore – A Visit from St. Nicholas


To vote for the 2020 Christmas Hall of Fame please visit this page. You will need to be a registered member of the Christmas Hall of Fame in order to vote (It is free).

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