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11 Best Holiday Movies (& Their Subtle Green Messages)

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“Home Alone”

Was there ever a kid with a better grasp on the idea of reusing and repurposing than Kevin McAllister? After his family forgets to wake him for an 8 a.m. flight to Paris for Christmas, he’s home alone — and left to defend his ridiculously beautiful house from two not-so-smart thieves.

Using paint cans, Matchbox cars, old mannequins, leftover tar, randomly-sized nails, a pile of feathers, and other items that most of us would consider junk, he saves the day without spending a cent.

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7:14PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

How about "Scrooged" with Bill Murray and "A Christmas Story" with that little boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas?

12:46PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Great Movies, "Its a Wonderful Life."

4:31PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

thanks

10:27AM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Thanks

10:17AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

I can't go a Christmas w/o watching dear old Scrooge.

1:31AM PST on Dec 30, 2011

I like 'Home for christmas' and the Czech Version of Cinderella... It's no christmas without these movies.

8:14AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

thanks

6:25AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

Green, authentic, caring - these are humanity's feel good factors, which is what makes these films caress a common nerve.

2:28PM PST on Dec 28, 2011

thanks. These are great movies!!!!!

9:31AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Thanks

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