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The film takes place during the Christmas holidays although the celebration doesn't play a significant or memorable part to the plot. Nonetheless, Christmas is still present in a way or another.
Home Alone (1990)The film takes place during Christmas and is released shortly before or during the Christmas holidays. What more to ask for?
Die Hard (1988)Overall, the celebration of Christmas contributes to the set-up, or maybe later, to the climax, but many references to Christmas (or anything related to it) are made all through the film.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)The message of the story is in total symbiosis with the spirit of Christmas or the main theme of the story (or what drives the narrative) is Christmas itself, either ways, there's that little 'touch of magic' in the air.