Best Christmas Movies List

10 Great Christmas Movies and the Gifts They've Given Us

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By Paul Asay

In addition to giving us escapist entertainment, every now and then the movie industry unveils a new perspective on the world around us. And this seems to happen even more than usual around the holidays.

Here are 10 great Christmas films that offer some particularly cogent thoughts on the season: Gifts, if you will, that help us remember the joys of giving, receiving, family, kindness, and the importance of not feeding certain Christmas presents after dark.

Paul Asay is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and Beliefnet.

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