8 Movies to Watch This Christmas


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Miracle on 34th Street In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.
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About a Boy An ironic coming-of-age tale that remains one of Hugh Grant’s few non-romantic comedies. This is one of the best Christmas movies if you are not looking for a Holidays classic, but you still want to laugh, cry and watch a happy ending.
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Let’s clear this up: This is not a Halloween movie. It’s about conformist Halloweeners breaking free of their chains to celebrate Christmas. Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s macabre stop-motion film continues to be unique (and a top Hot Topic seller) 20 years later – and for good reason. Watch it again this Christmas!
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Scrooged In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing a staff member, on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas In this adaptation of the tale by Dr. Seuss, the Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Joined by his dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who… It’s a classic!
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The Santa Clause This is Allen’s movie debut, and it’s easy to see why his show is a ratings smash. There’s an effortless quality to his humor, but it’s also got a quietly urgent edge to it. The Santa Clause is a fun kids movie with a few jokes adults will enjoy. It’s not really a Christmas classic, but it definitely is a fun one!
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The Holiday This romantic comedy Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers various romantic disappointments, Englishwoman Iris and L.A. woman Amanda meet on-line at a website devoted to helping people exchange houses for vacations….
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Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they’ve left him home alone, he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling thiefs…

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