6 classic movies about holidays and money

Want to find out where you’re going wrong with the holiday budget?

Just ask Hollywood.

The answers are right there in black and white. Or Technicolor.

Served straight up, like “It’s a Wonderful Life” or with a demented twist, a la “Christmas Vacation” or “Scrooged,” movies dramatize our hopes and dreams for the holidays. Or, in some cases, roast them mercilessly.

So whether your holiday plans include visiting Santa, going overboard on the light displays or feasting on Chinese food, here are six classic holiday movies and what they really reveal about holiday spending habits and traditions.




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4 comments on “6 classic movies about holidays and money
  1. Santa says:

    I see 3 listed, not 6. What am I missing?

  2. injun_joe says:

    WHAT??? No one goes to the movies anymore. My #1 movie choice is "King of Kings" with Jeffery Hunter. He made a great JESUS in the movie.

  3. orples says:

    One of the best Holiday videos I ever watched (not really Christmasy, but has a great humane theme) was made in 1947 (I think). The movie? "It happened on 5th Avenue". It was one of the best movies I've ever watched.

  4. G Duke says:

    What happened to "A Christmas Carol" and "Miracle on 34th Street"?