Hey, 1988's Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis, might not be the most conventional holiday movie, but it's a holiday movie nonetheless. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Photofest hide caption

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What's Your Favorite Holiday Movie?

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Matchmaker Santa is only one of many cornball films in which Santa (Donovan Scott) helps a woman (Lacey Chabert) find a boyfriend (Adam Mayfield). This is the one where the vanilla extract was key. Carin Baer/Hallmark Channel hide caption

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The High And The Low In Holiday Movies

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Delusion sold 25,000 tickets — at $40 a head — in less than a week. Creator Jon Braver hopes the attraction's success might be enough to launch a franchise.

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For Halloween, Please Enjoy This Story In Which NPH Freaks Out Ever So Gently

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Actors Faith Ford and Tom Cavanagh speak during the presentation of Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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