Welcome to TV Guide's 12 Days of Chris-Mas, a festive celebration of famous dudes named Chris. Every day leading up to Dec. 25, we will honor a single Chris, counting down to the best Chris of the year.


In 50 years, when historians look back at the events of the 2010s — provided the Earth still exists that far into the future, obviously — they won't be talking about climate change or gun control or Donald Trump. No, they'll be talking about the rise of America's new favorite pastime: arguing about the best Chris.

Most people who engage in the greatest debate of our time tend to only consider the four main Chrises — Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt. And we get why; they're all essentially the same, right down to their whiteness, chiseled good looks and the popular superhero films on their résumés. Their inherent sameness is what makes arguing about the minutiae all the more vital. But why limit ourselves to four men named Chris when there are any number of Chrises, Christophers and Christians out there just begging to get in on the action?

12 Days of Chris-Mas, Explained

As part of TV Guide's 12 Days of Chris-Mas celebration, we created the Ultimate Chris Bracket, which promises to help settle the debate about who the Best Chris is once and for all. To participate, vote in the Twitter thread below so you can ensure that your favorite Chris lives to fight another day or just print out the full bracket so you can play with your friends!