Holiday Must-Sees each year

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1.
A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)
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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve. (100 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
2.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 Short Film)
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When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind. (25 mins.)
 
3.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
4.
The Santa Clause (1994)
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When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. (97 mins.)
Director: John Pasquin
 
5.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
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Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Lembeck
 
6.
The Polar Express (2004)
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A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
7.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. (86 mins.)
 
8.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 Short Film)
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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. (25 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
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Biography (1987 TV Series)
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told. (60 mins.)
“ Santa's biography to be exact. ” - BatStarIndyFreak
 
11.
Holiday Inn (1942)
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ Not really big on "White Christmas", just me ” - BatStarIndyFreak
 
12.
The Night Before Christmas (1933 Short Film)
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A narrator sings the opening stanzas of the classic poem while we see the house at rest. Santa lands on the roof... (8 mins.)
“ The Disney Silly Symphony bit ” - BatStarIndyFreak
 
13.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
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When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind. (51 mins.)
 
14.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. (48 mins.)
 
15.
A Christmas Story (1983)
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
16.
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984 TV Movie)
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An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village... (92 mins.)
Director: Jackie Cooper
“ OK, a BIG cheesefest, but the plot and ideas are fun ” - BatStarIndyFreak
 
17.
Scrooge (1935)
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Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk... (78 mins.)
Director: Henry Edwards
“ Cuts more corners than it should, but the spirit is right ” - BatStarIndyFreak
 
18.
Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980 Short Film)
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An elderly widower relies on his daydreams and faith to get through a lonely Christmas. (26 mins.)
Director: Kieth Merrill
 
19.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 Short Film)
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. (26 mins.)
 
20.
Highway to Heaven (1984 TV Series)
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Jonathan and Mark become involved in their own version of Dickens' classic "Christmas Carol" ... only their "Scrooge" is a heartless used car salesman. (60 mins.)
“ My favorite TV series take on A Christmas Carol ” - BatStarIndyFreak
 
21.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton