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It's that time of year again, and with it comes a slew of time off to binge on the many festive movie selections available on Netflix. But not all holiday movies are created equal. Luckily, the streaming service has solid picks for all your desires and we're here to give you a guide to which ones will make your eyes fill with Christmas tree emojis. There are movies to make you laugh, movies full of romance, movies built on Christmas music, and even something for dog lovers.
If you want a good cry, excellent news: Netflix has Love Actually for the holidays. If you like an old-fashioned story, they've got Miracle on 34th Street. If cartoons float your boat, there's Adam Sandler's animated classic Eight Crazy Nights. For the screwball grinches out there, this is the year you need to watch Scrooged. And if you love cheesy flicks, there is practically a never-ending supply of options.
Click on to see our holiday recommendations for your Netflix queue!
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The Family Man (2000)
This modern-day take on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol finds Nicholas Cage visited by the ghosts of lives that could have been if only he weren't a family man. Although why in the world he'd give up a wife like Téa Leoni is hard to fathom.
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Love Actually (2003)
Love is all around, actually. If one of the multiple storylines in this film doesn't make you cry, check yourself for a pulse. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be really offended by their portrayal of American women.
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Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
If you only watch one Christmas movie about Santa Claus this holiday season, make it this one. The heartwarming tale will make you want to believe.
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A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
If you're looking for something a little...weird, this gem of a special is the new classic you want. There are songs, A-list stars, and laughs galore. But nothing is quite traditional.
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Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
The secret word of the day is Christmas! If you've got a wack-a-do family that needs entertaining, throw this on and see what kind of conversation (or belly laughs) it inspires.