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20 Specials That Officially Kick-Off Christmas

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Every family seems to have a tradition of what they watch around Christmas time, and these are just a few of our personal favorites. Enjoy!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Still a classic after all these years, it's not Christmas without Boris Karloff planning how to ruin Whoville's day.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

There's been plenty of great live-action Scrooges (Alastair Sim, George C. Scott etc.) but for my money, Sir Michael Caine is the definitive Scrooge. Oh, and the Muppets are great too.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

This one highlights just how stressful and ridiculous the holidays can be, to the point of being absolutely hilarious.

Home Alone

It's a classic, and the sequel's pretty good too! Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.

Jingle All The Way

If I can't get a Turboman, can I choose Arnold Schwarzenegger showing up for Christmas instead?

Mickey's Christmas Carol

It's a surprisingly somber and sometimes creepy take on the story, especially for Disney.

The specials don't stop here...

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