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Annual November-December Viewings

Now that All Hallows Eve has passed us by (albeit ungracefully in my state - we got six inches of snow on *Halloween*), it's time for a list of films that I usually end up watching in the months of November and December. It's a pair that both luxuriates in festivities (if you celebrate) and ramps up in terms of work and school, so I prefer to mix up my viewing with epics, mob movies, classic and garbage festive films, and comfort-food cinema when I'm not out seeing a new awards-season entry. I save January for deep-dives and new selections.

Not including LOTR/Hobbit and Star Wars because there's too many.

Anyway, here it is. I'll be pulling from this list for awhile.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • The Red Shoes
  • Trading Places
  • Christmas Evil
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • A Christmas Story
  • Elf
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Certain Women
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • The Polar Express
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Mutilator
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Blood Rage
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Misery
  • Black Christmas
  • Black Christmas
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • GoodFellas
  • Casino
  • Gremlins
  • Krampus
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • The Night Before
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol
  • Home Alone
  • Arthur Christmas
  • The Bishop's Wife
  • The Christmas Chronicles
  • Die Hard
  • Batman Returns
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • The Apartment
  • The Holiday
  • You've Got Mail
  • Mean Girls
  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Shining
  • Scrooged
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • White Christmas
  • Love Actually
  • Carol
  • Bad Santa
  • Tangerine
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • The Ice Storm
  • Funny People
  • The New World
  • Home for the Holidays
  • Addams Family Values
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Age of Innocence
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Little Women
  • Over the Garden Wall
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Far from Heaven
  • Big
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Brazil
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Phantom Thread