9 Unofficial Christmas Movies That Should Be Holiday Classics

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Not all Christmas movies focus exclusively on the festive holiday.

Fans of the season have argued whether or not certain flicks belong in the Christmas category. Some films feature holiday cheer briefly, but crucially. Some seem too dark for traditional yuletide fare, but have become important holiday traditions. Some are Die Hard.

All a Christmas movie really needs is the suggestion of the season (a tree, Santa hat, some mistletoe) and a loyal fan base that watches it every year with their family and friends.