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Scraping the Barrel: What didn't make it into the Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies?

In order to put together our Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies I have watched many movies from several decades. I have made lists, debated over said lists  (that's a nice word for argued right?) , made new lists and argued...I mean debated some more. The point is, it wasn't an easy task whittling down the list to the final 25 - well 27 but who's counting? In order to do it I've had to watch some challenging movies, and by challenging I don't mean intellectually. It's a miracle I made it through some of them. Two such gems of varying quality are 'The Night Before' and 'A Merry Christmas Miracle' A.K.A. 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas'. The Night Before reunites the team that brought us 50/50. In December 2001, Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) lost his parents in a car accident. Every Christmas Eve since then his friends Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have taken him out partying so he's not alone on Christmas. But

Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies

1st December: Planes, Trains and Automobiles 2nd December: The Snowman, The Snowman and The Snowdog and Father Christmas 3rd December: Miracle on 34th Street 4th December: Gremlins 5th December: Lethal Weapon 6th December: Home Alone 7th December: Elf 8th December: Scrooged 9th December: The Polar Express 10th December: Christmas with the Kranks 11th December: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 12th December: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 13th December: The Nightmare Before Christmas 14th December: A Christmas Carol 15th December: Fred Claus 16th December: How The Grinch Stole Christmas 17th December: The Santa Clause 18th December: The Muppet Christmas Carol 19th December: Santa Claus: The Movie 20th December: Jack Frost 21st December: Die Hard 2: Die Harder 22nd December: Four Christmases