5 Non-Christmas Christmas Movies

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Question of the year: How to fake yuletide joy through all over-hyped holiday bliss? Either you’re not a big Christmas person or you’ve seen those darn specials over and over again and you want something new.

You’ve come to the right place: here are five Christmas movies that have little or nothing to do with Christmas. How does that work? They’re set on Christmas, but they don’t focus on the holiday itself. Loophole!

Oh, and they’re also good movies.

1. The Holiday (2006)


Notice the generic title? Which holiday? Exactly.

Two women, one America and one British, sick of their lives (and love lives) switch houses via home exchange website for Christmas. While there are wreathes, snowflakes and cocoa, the story is actually about people shaking things up and meeting new friends and lovers, so it could have happened at any point of the year, though the Christmas-ness adds some…

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