Let Them Fight! Special Christmas Edition

Welcome to Let Them Fight!, where we pit directors with similar backgrounds against one another and let YOU, the commenters decide on who reigns supreme! For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which Director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

Let Them Fight! is back with a special Christmas edition. To have been selected, these directors had to have directed a classic Christmas film, and were not part of Season 1 of the series. So, the three chosen directors are: Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, and Jon Favreau.


Ron Howard

Date of Birth: March 1, 1954 (age 63)

Best Known Christmas Film: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)


Chris Columbus

Date of Birth: September 10, 1958 (age 59)

Best Known Christmas Film: Home Alone (1990)


Jon Favreau

Date of Birth: October 19, 1966 (age 51)

Best Known Christmas Film: Elf (2003)


Alright, FIGHT!

  • King Alvarez

    Can I change my vote to John McTiernan?

  • I guess I must since apparently that’s the Christmas movie I would be. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17038cc7de5e22a79d988a5c44f0ffbb66ffa3c41202b5a8d0fac71401899212.jpg

  • Joe Newman

    You’re currently not alone.

  • Joe Newman

    Chris Columbus.

  • Don’t you start! The movie theater is an experience!

  • Couch guy has a point.

  • I read this as “you’ll either love it or hate it depending if you like Will Ferrell.” Oh well, haha.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Very peculiar

  • Nope, different friend. Bone Tomahawk friend is also the guy who lived two blocks from a movie theater and waited until Rogue One came out on DVD and digital to watch it bc he doesn’t like crowds and would rather watch it on his couch.

    He is a peculiar fellow that one.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Why do you love getting stabbed?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Is this the friend that told you bone tomahawk was bad?

  • I once watched The Santa Clause in January bc I didn’t find time to watch it over Christmas. Felt weird.

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    It’s not bad but it’s Will Ferrell, so you’ll likely love it and hate it all at once. 😛

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    I agree about Columbus being the best Christmas director. He gives special attention to detail which creates a specific authenticity.
    As for Favreau, no comment. 😉

  • 🎅Poppity🌟

    When you look at it, Ron Howard’s overall filmography is pretty weak. I can’t stand Favreau so I’m going for …

    Chris Columbus.

  • I have never seen Elf.

  • Chris Columbus

  • My Christmas movies practically go in a vault. I feel like I’m committing a crime if I watch them during another season.

  • Best Christmas director: Columbus
    Best director overall: Favreau

    (yep, it matters)

  • DryButSoupy

    Tough choice between Home Alone and Elf. But I do know that Grinch is a very distant third. Very distant.

    I hate that movie.

  • Elf is easily the best Christmas movie to come out in the 21st Century, but I have one friend who watches it like 5 or 6 times a year.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Chris Columbus

  • Sailor Monsoon

    You don’t get the love for Elf??
    It’s amazing!

  • Iron Man 2 is my least favorite MCU film.

  • King Alvarez

    Iron Man 2 isn’t that bad… Plus, Zathura.

  • William Dhalgren

    Easily Home Alone. It’s not even close.

    Chris Columbus.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It totally matters!
    But let’s go Favreau

  • I like all three Christmas movies equally. My generation loves the Elf for some reason. Chris Columbus ruined Percy Jackson. But he did Harry Potter. Favreau has Iron Man. But also Iron Man 2.

    Final pick: Chris Columbus

  • Either or. It don’t matter

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Am i picking the best Christmas director or the best director in general?

  • King Alvarez

    Jon Favreau

  • Chris Columbus