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7 Holiday Films To Watch Now That Halloween Is Over

Alex Reed |
November 3, 2014 | 12:07 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Halloween is over and November is upon us! And you know what that means?  It becomes acceptable to begin watching holiday movies, and as such we’ve rounded up the best ones to get you in the holiday spirit over the next two months.

1. "Elf" (2003)

Not only is this a great Christmas movie, but also arguably one of Will Ferrell’s best films. Ferrell plays Buddy, the human who was raised by Santa’s elves and goes to New York City to find his Dad. Nothing will get you more excited for Christmas than seeing Buddy win an epic snowball fight, decorate his dad’s apartment with paper snowflakes and remind us all that “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

3. "Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000)

Jim Carrey plays a green, furry creature determined the steal Christmas from the unfailingly festive Whos of Whoville. But, the Grinch has a change of heart when little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) shows him how great Christmas – which is about much more than material presents – can be.

4. "Four Christmases" (2008)

Brad and Kate (Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon) go on vacation every year to avoid spending Christmas with their families. But when their flight gets cancelled and their families find out, they have no choice but to go to the FOUR Christmases that they usually skip – and for good reason. Each family Christmas they attend seems to get more bizarre and uncomfortable than the last.

5. "The Santa Clause" (1994)

Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) does not believe in Santa Claus. But, when the real Santa falls off his roof and dies unexpectedly, Scott puts on the suit and unknowingly becomes the new Santa Claus – growing the beard and gaining the weight to go along with it.

6. "The Polar Express" (2004)

All aboard the Polar Express! The train arrives every Christmas Eve to take children to the North Pole to see Santa and his reindeer off. If you weren’t a believer before, you will be after seeing this one.

7. "Love Actually" (2003)

And lastly, a little bit of holiday romance. This romantic comedy follows 10 intertwining love stories taking place during the Christmas season in London. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and most of all, you’ll be ready for Christmas (and your own holiday love story) to arrive!

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