Showdown

The Holiday

Best holiday films

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As the festive season draws near, throw an ugly sweater on your’elf and give thanks for holiday movies. Joy, horror, nostalgia, comedy: all gremlins and grinches are welcome here. Let this not be a Christmas-centric Showdown though, but a celebration of films set during major holidays across cultures and calendars (though, let’s be honest, with a bias on November–January). Don’t be a scrooge: we want films with significant holiday action, rather than just one scene (Carol is in, CMbYN not so much). And remember: mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Most mentioned

  • Die Hard
  • Home Alone
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Gremlins
  • A Christmas Story
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Love Actually
  • Batman Returns
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Scrooged
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • The Polar Express
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Carol

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