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Watch These Christmas Films To Make Your Holiday Merry And Bright

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By Kristin Myers on December 24, 2021 at 11:30 AM EST

The Christmas holiday is almost here!

With only one day to go until Christmas, many families are either preparing to spend time with loved ones or have decided to only celebrate with loved ones, given the recent outbreak of the Omicron variant.

Whether you decide to celebrate the holiday by yourself, with your immediate family, with friends, or with a large gathering, movies can help make any holiday special!

Take a look at a few films to help make your holiday season the best that it can be!

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Will Ferrell in Elf
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The Will Ferrell comedy classic may have come out in 2003, but the movie is just as funny as it was when it first premiered. If Will Ferrell playing an oversized elf isn't enough to get you laughing, the deadpan moments from the supporting cast definitely will!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
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The 1993 Tim Burton classic has been called a Christmas movie and a Halloween movie, but can't it be both? Whether you're by yourself or with a large group, this animated musical is definitely one to sing along to!

Die Hard

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The Bruce Willis action flick has been the subject of debate for a long time: is it a Christmas movie, or an action movie that is set during Christmas? Either way, the film is a fun watch no matter what holiday you're celebrating!

Home Alone

Home Alone
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In some families, watching the "Home Alone" series is practically a Christmas tradition! Although Macaulay Culkin has aged a bit since the first film came out in 1990, the movie is still as good as it was when it first came out!

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Love Actually

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If you're in love with the Mariah Carey song, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," then this romantic comedy is a must-watch this holiday season. Starring an all-star cast of Hugh GrantEmma ThompsonKiera KnightleyLiam Neeson, and Colin Fith, how can you go wrong?

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The Holiday

Cameron Diaz in The Holiday
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This festive-themed Christmas romantic-comedy boasts another strong cast of Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black. Two women who are frustrated with their lives decide to swap homes for the holiday and spend time in each other's countries. What could possibly go wrong?

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppets Christmas Carol
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Who isn't a fan of Jim Henson and his classic Muppets? Kermit and Miss Piggy team up with Michael Caine as Ebeneezer Scrooge in order to teach him the real meaning of Christmas.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
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Who could forget the words to this classic Christmas song? Even though it may have come out in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer remains a classic part of the holiday season for many families!

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas

How The Grinch Stole Christmas 1966
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Personally, we're a fan of the animated version that came out in 1966, but there have been so many different versions of the Grinch that have hit theaters - including the one with Jim Carrey - that you have could watch a different version of the Grinch for the entire Christmas holiday!

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The 'Harry Potter' Series

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This one is a must-see during the holiday season! Although it's next technically a holiday movie, there are still plenty of gorgeous Christmas scenes peppered throughout the series to get you in the mood for the holiday season.

Plus, if you're off the week from Christmas to New Year's, you don't have to search through Netflix trying to find a movie to watch from one day to the next! Bonus points if you tune in to the "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts" special that is streaming on HBO Max on January 1, 2022.

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