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Films to watch this Christmas season

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December is here. Christmas songs are playing on the radio, lights are brightening the streets and trees are going up. This is the time of year that puts you in the cheerful, holiday spirit.

After hearing the songs and seeing all the Santa's up, it makes you want to cuddle up and see a Christmas film. Here is a list, in no particular order, of suggested Christmas films to watch.

  • "Miracle On 34th Street"- Both versions of this film were great. If you prefer the classics, there is the 1947 version by George Seaton or for a more updated film, you can see the 1994 version by Les Mayfield.
  • "The Polar Express" by Robert Zemeckis
  • "Home Alone 1" (and/or 2) by Chris Columbus
  • "Jingle All the Way" by Brian Levant
  • "Nightmare Before Christmas" by Henry Selick and written by the popular Tim Burton
  • "A Christmas Carol"- There are multiple versions of this film but the most memorable ones are the classic 1951 version by Brian Desmond Hurst, the cartoon "Mickey's Christmas Carol" by Burny Mattinson, and finally, another classic by Pierre Boutron in 1984.
  • "It's A Wonderful Life" by Frank Capra
  • "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Ron Howard
  • "The Santa Clause" by John Pasquin
  • "A Christmas Story" by Bob Clark

These films can certainly inspire the Christmas atmosphere at home. The amount of Christmas films are endless. Did your favorite make it to the list?


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