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Top Holiday Movies

A look back at some of our favorite Christmas films- both recent and classic

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    Gremlins (1984) - It's only slightly disturbing that we associate Christmas with these slimy green creatures... Only slightly.

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    Trading Places (1983) - A snobbish Wall Street investor (Dan Aykroyd) and a street con artist (Eddie Murphy) switch lives as part of a bet between two old millionaires.

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    Elf (2003) - Buddy the elf is transplanted from the North Pole to New York City and has some trouble adjusting. This Will Ferrell flick has become a holiday classic.

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    Love Actually (2003) - This movie really does a good job of capturing the essence of the holidays, love!

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    Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970) - You can't beat the Rankin Bass stop-motion animation classics!

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    Polar Express (2004) - On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train to the North Pole and Santa's home.

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    A Christmas Story (1983) - Ralphie's house from A Christmas Story has been fully restored and is open year-round for tours in Cleveland, OH.

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    Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - Mr. Grinch is a mean one, but Cindy Lou Who is determined to spread her holiday cheer!

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    Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) - Ernest P. Worrell has been to jail, summer camp, scared on Halloween and now he's there to salvage the holiday season!

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    The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) - One thing that not all of the Christmas Carol interpretations have is Muppets! Jim Henson's creations tell the story like no one else has.

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    Home Alone (1990) - An 8-year-old, left to fend for himself during the holidays, battles bumbling burglars.

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    Jingle All The Way (1996) - Arnold Schwarzenegger does whatever he can to get that one special toy for his kid at Christmas.

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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) - Clark Griswold takes Christmas to the extreme and his multiple mishaps make for hilarious holiday fun.

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    The Santa Clause (1994) - Tim Allen inadvertantly kills the Big Guy and assumes all of his characteristics and responsibilities in this family holiday movie.

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    Bad Santa (2003) - This slightly darker take on the Jolly Fat Man features Billy Bob Thornton as a down-and-out mall Santa who instead of leaving gifts, takes them for himself.

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    Serendipity (2001) - If you're a sucker for a holiday romance, this is right up your alley! It's got everything a love story needs, including John Cusak.

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    Scrooged (1988) - Yet another adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but this comedy features a much more modernized Scrooge portrayed by Bill Murray.

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    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) - Another Rankin Bass hit what's Christmas without Rudolph's red nose to guide Santa's sleigh?

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - Tim Burton's stab at Christmas features more ghouls than elves... But is still a holiday classic.

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    Die Hard (1988) - Typical Christmas movie? No... Awesome Chirstmas movie? Yes! And what holiday is complete without a Christmas tune from Run-DMC?

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    Four Chistmases (2008) - We all know what Christmas with family can be like. This movie explores what Chirstmas with FOUR families is like, and they're all a little crazy.

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    Frosty the Snowman (1969) - "Frosty the Snowman, is a fairytale, they say. He was made of snow, but the children know he came to life one day!"

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    A Christmas Carol - There have been a whole lot of interpretations of Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol and each one has it's own appeal.

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    The Bishop's Wife (1947) - A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance and is visited by an angel, Cary Grant.

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    It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - If you're not familiar with the story of George Bailey and his angelic Christmas encounter, do yourself a favor and rent this one.

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    Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - A jolly old man claims to be Santa Claus and is declared insane by the public... They eventually come around and everyone has a merry Christmas!

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    White Christmas (1954) - A true classic. Need we say more?

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