Holiday movie classics old and new

POSTED: 09:35 AM PST Dec 21, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 23, 2012 

From "It's a Wonderful Life" to new favorites well on their way to becoming holiday classics, there have been a sleigh-full of notable Christmas movies over the years. Here's 25 of our all-time favorites.

Christmas movies - The Ref
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Touchstone Pictures

1994: If you're looking for a funny change of pace on Christmas, give "The Ref" a try. The comedy stars Denis Leary as a cat burglar forced to take a bickering couple (Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis) and their dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.