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Sure, there’s Miracle on 34th Street, but what about some of the lesser-known Christmas classics? Esquire has some great ideas for Christmas movie-viewing this year.
For example: The Nightmare Before Christmas: “Tim Burton produced this dark and malevolent stop-motion fable, which charts the odyssey of Jack Skellington after he inadvertently winds up traveling from his Halloween Town home to the decidedly less spooky Christmas Town,” notes Esquire.
And then there’s The Shop Around the Corner, which is perhaps better known from its later incarnation, You’ve Got Mail. “Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are employees at a Budapest leathergoods shop who can’t stand each other–even as they’re falling in love as anonymous pen pals–in this memorable romantic comedy set during the holidays.”
And let’s not forget the great contribution Bill Murray made to the Christmas canon back in 1988: Scrooged. “Riffing on Dickens, Bill Murray is an arrogant and thoughtless TV executive who, while planning to stage a live production of A Christmas Carol, winds up living out a crazed variation of that very story in Richard Donner’s amusing update.”