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Christmas By Association Part 1

Christmas has it's fair share of traditions and traditional movies. However, there are a vast number of dramas and comedies that take place during Christmas, but have little to do with the actual holiday. How many of these Christmas by association movies have you seen?

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The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus (1914)

A burglar dressed as Santa steals a family's Christmas presents, an amateur detective seeks to catch him.
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A burglar dressed as Santa steals a family's Christmas presents, an amateur detective seeks to catch him.

Santa Claus vs Cupid (1915)

Two men, both dressed as Santa, fight for the affections of a young lady.
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Two men, both dressed as Santa, fight for the affections of a young lady.

Bachelor Mother (1939)

Mistaken as the mother to an abandon child, a woman is forced to stay with the child and learn what it means to be a mother.
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Mistaken as the mother to an abandon child, a woman is forced to stay with the child and learn what it means to be a mother.

Beyond Tomorrow (1940)

Three ghosts return to earth to help reunite a couple they once put together.
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Three ghosts return to earth to help reunite a couple they once put together.

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

A man and woman that cannot stand each other, find themselves falling in love through anonymous pen pal letters.
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A man and woman that cannot stand each other, find themselves falling in love through anonymous pen pal letters.

Remember the Night (1940)

A woman caught on her third offense of shoplifting faces trial. Due to the holidays, the trial is suspended and she spends Christmas with her attorney.
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A woman caught on her third offense of shoplifting faces trial. Due to the holidays, the trial is suspended and she spends Christmas with her attorney.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)

The story of a married couple that just found out, they are NOT legally married.
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The story of a married couple that just found out, they are NOT legally married.

Holiday Inn (1942)

Two men fight for the affections of a young woman within a Hotel that is only open during the Holidays.
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Two men fight for the affections of a young woman within a Hotel that is only open during the Holidays.

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

When a critic slips and busts his lip in the front yard of a home, he takes over the house forever.
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When a critic slips and busts his lip in the front yard of a home, he takes over the house forever.

I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

A soldier and a young woman meet and fall in love on Christmas Day.
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A soldier and a young woman meet and fall in love on Christmas Day.

Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Mrs. Parkington reflects back on her life.
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Mrs. Parkington reflects back on her life.

The Cheaters (1945)

A wealthy family faces bankruptcy. They attempt to steal an inheritance, but their company proves that to be difficult.
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A wealthy family faces bankruptcy. They attempt to steal an inheritance, but their company proves that to be difficult.

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

A food writer has lied about having the perfect man. Now with her boss coming in, she has to FIND the perfect man.
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A food writer has lied about having the perfect man. Now with her boss coming in, she has to FIND the perfect man.

Never Say Goodbye (1946)

A divorced couple's daughter begins to send letters for someone else to be her mother's girlfriend. The mother begins to look into other ways to make her ex-husband jealous.
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A divorced couple's daughter begins to send letters for someone else to be her mother's girlfriend. The mother begins to look into other ways to make her ex-husband jealous.

The Bishops' Wife (1947)

A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising
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A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising

It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)

Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is approached by his old associates. When Flavia discovers the truth about Steve, she loses all faith in her family and in God, and it will take a miracle to restore Flavia's belief and Steve out of trouble.
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Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is approached by his old associates. When Flavia discovers the truth about Steve, she loses all faith in her family and in God, and it will take a miracle to restore Flavia's belief and Steve out of trouble.

Holiday Affair (1949)

The Christmas-season romance of a young widow and a sales clerk who (thanks to her) is unemployed.
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The Christmas-season romance of a young widow and a sales clerk who (thanks to her) is unemployed.

The Great Rupert (1950)

A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.
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A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally steers Moose Moran's girl away from a winning bet, he is forced to come up with $10,000 to repay the angry gangster. Fortunately it's Christmas, a time when people can be persuaded to part with money for the right cause.
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When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally steers Moose Moran's girl away from a winning bet, he is forced to come up with $10,000 to repay the angry gangster. Fortunately it's Christmas, a time when people can be persuaded to part with money for the right cause.

The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their WWII trials
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A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their WWII trials

O.Henry's Full House (1952)

John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film.
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John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film.

Stalag 17 (1953)

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
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When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Susan Slept Here (1954)

Comedy about a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter who, one Christmas Eve, receives a very unexpected present - juvenile delinquent Debbie Reynolds.
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Comedy about a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter who, one Christmas Eve, receives a very unexpected present - juvenile delinquent Debbie Reynolds.

We're No Angels (1955)

Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.
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Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.

Bundle of Joy (1956)

Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department store and Eddie Fisher plays the boss' son. After getting fired from her job, she finds an adorable baby on the steps of the foundling home and the folks inside mistake her for the mother. Fisher, well-meaning, but obtuse, tries to help her out with the baby, and the buds of romance begin to appear. Meanwhile old Merlin, the owner of the store, thinks he just might be a grandfather...
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Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department store and Eddie Fisher plays the boss' son. After getting fired from her job, she finds an adorable baby on the steps of the foundling home and the folks inside mistake her for the mother. Fisher, well-meaning, but obtuse, tries to help her out with the baby, and the buds of romance begin to appear. Meanwhile old Merlin, the owner of the store, thinks he just might be a grandfather...

Period of Adjustment (1962)

On December 23rd, Korean War veteran George Haverstick and nurse Isabel Crane - who George lovingly refers to as "Little Bit" - get married in a civil ceremony. They met when George was admitted to Belvedere General Hospital in St. Louis for a nervous shake, with Isabel being his night nurse. They got married immediately following his release, which occurred despite the doctors never discovering the reason for his affliction. They plan on honeymooning in Miami, and stopping in suburban High Point, Tennessee along the way to visit with who George considers his best friend, fellow Korean War vet Ralph Bates, and Ralph's wife of six years, Dorothea Bates. By the time they arrive on the Bates' doorstep on Christmas Eve, George and Isabel are hardly speaking to each other when they aren't yelling at each other as each had a preconceived notion of their role in the marriage incompatible with the other, and a romanticized view of how the other should behave. Ralph's marriage is currently in
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On December 23rd, Korean War veteran George Haverstick and nurse Isabel Crane - who George lovingly refers to as "Little Bit" - get married in a civil ceremony. They met when George was admitted to Belvedere General Hospital in St. Louis for a nervous shake, with Isabel being his night nurse. They got married immediately following his release, which occurred despite the doctors never discovering the reason for his affliction. They plan on honeymooning in Miami, and stopping in suburban High Point, Tennessee along the way to visit with who George considers his best friend, fellow Korean War vet Ralph Bates, and Ralph's wife of six years, Dorothea Bates. By the time they arrive on the Bates' doorstep on Christmas Eve, George and Isabel are hardly speaking to each other when they aren't yelling at each other as each had a preconceived notion of their role in the marriage incompatible with the other, and a romanticized view of how the other should behave. Ralph's marriage is currently in

Fitzwilly (1967)

When Miss Vicki's father dies, she becomes the world's greatest philanthropist. Unfortunately, she is flat broke! Her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living. After Fitzwilly's mother died Miss Vicki helped raise him and he loves her like a mother and would do anything for her. With Fitzwilly's encouragement, Miss Vicki writes a "Dictionary for Dopes" which contains all possible phonetic spellings of a word, and gives the reader the correct one, and for that she needs a secretary. Juliet is the one who is hired, soon she is caught up in the intrigue and falls in love with Fitzwilly. They agree to carry out one more caper before they get married, to keep Miss Vicki comfortable for the rest of her days.
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When Miss Vicki's father dies, she becomes the world's greatest philanthropist. Unfortunately, she is flat broke! Her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living. After Fitzwilly's mother died Miss Vicki helped raise him and he loves her like a mother and would do anything for her. With Fitzwilly's encouragement, Miss Vicki writes a "Dictionary for Dopes" which contains all possible phonetic spellings of a word, and gives the reader the correct one, and for that she needs a secretary. Juliet is the one who is hired, soon she is caught up in the intrigue and falls in love with Fitzwilly. They agree to carry out one more caper before they get married, to keep Miss Vicki comfortable for the rest of her days.

To Find A Man (1972)

The platonic friendship between two high school youths is explored through the attempts to get the girl an abortion. Her young male friend offers his support and tries to find her a doctor.
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The platonic friendship between two high school youths is explored through the attempts to get the girl an abortion. Her young male friend offers his support and tries to find her a doctor.

Six Weeks (1982)

wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less
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wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less

Trading Places (1983)

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
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A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Comfort and Joy (1984)

Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the Rossis, over whose ice cream vans can sell where in Glasgow.
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Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the Rossis, over whose ice cream vans can sell where in Glasgow.

The Sure Thing (1985)

College freshman Walter (Gib) Gibson decides to go cross country to visit his friend in California during winter break. Awaiting there is a bikini-clad babe whom his friend assures him is a "sure thing". Meanwhile, Allison, a cute (but somewhat anal retentive) girl at Gib's college has also decided to head out to Cal. to see her boyfriend during break. Gib and Allison are thrust together on a road trip from hell, and somewhere along the way, they find each other's company to be tolerable. Now, what will become of Gib's "sure thing?"
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College freshman Walter (Gib) Gibson decides to go cross country to visit his friend in California during winter break. Awaiting there is a bikini-clad babe whom his friend assures him is a "sure thing". Meanwhile, Allison, a cute (but somewhat anal retentive) girl at Gib's college has also decided to head out to Cal. to see her boyfriend during break. Gib and Allison are thrust together on a road trip from hell, and somewhere along the way, they find each other's company to be tolerable. Now, what will become of Gib's "sure thing?"

Moonstruck (1987)

Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.
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Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Some Girls (1988)

Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Meanwhile, her family is exceedingly strange: her father is a writer who spends most of his time wandering the house nude. Her grandmother mistakes Michael for her dead husband. Her two sisters express interest in him. Granny escapes the hospital and heads back to her home in the woods, and the family chases after her, and Michael is kept reeling.
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Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Meanwhile, her family is exceedingly strange: her father is a writer who spends most of his time wandering the house nude. Her grandmother mistakes Michael for her dead husband. Her two sisters express interest in him. Granny escapes the hospital and heads back to her home in the woods, and the family chases after her, and Michael is kept reeling.

Metropolitan (1990)

A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.
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A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.

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