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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Which means it is time to indulge in all your favorite Christmas movies.  If you need classic Christmas movie ideas, here are 20 of them.

 

Poster for the movie "A Christmas Carol"

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A Christmas Carol (1938)

There are many version of the movie, however we think this is the best one. Reginald Owen portrays Charles Dickens’ holiday humbug Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser’s miser who has a huge change of heart after spirits whisk him into the past, present and future.

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Babes in Toyland

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Babes in Toyland (1934)

Opposing the evil Barnaby, Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try and fail to pay-off Mother Peep’s mortgage and mislead his attempts to marry Little Bo. Enraged, Barnaby’s boogeymen are set on Toyland. It’s Laurel and Hardy, what’s not to love?

 

Poster for the movie "The Bishop's Wife"

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The Bishop’s Wife

The first time I saw this was in college and I was so fascinated by it that I skipped a class so I could see the end. An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family’s affections, as Christmas approaches.

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Poster for the movie "Christmas in Connecticut"

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Christmas in Connecticut

Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country’s most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can’t even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do? Love this version. Don’t care for the modern remake.

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