It's that time of year when Christmas
movies from days of yore illuminate the TV screen. Last night, I watched "A Nanny For Christmas"
and was reminded of the major problems people have in movies about the holidays. While real live humans worry about whether to get their boss a gift
, and how they'll afford their plane ticket home
, movie characters have bigger concerns: like how to save the local orphanage, what to do about that escaped convict they've hired to play Santa and how on earth they'll tell the man of their dreams they're not really a high-powered ad exec but a nanny- before the big ad agency Christmas party. The last dilemma is one that was tackled efficiently in last night's made-for-TV movie thanks to the help of "the spirit of Christmas." That spirit, it can fix anything!
With that in mind, I took a trip to Wikipedia in search of synopses of some of the best-worst holiday films ever. Here's a round-up of the dilemmas and resolutions in holiday films, courtesy of old St. Wiki.
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