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01 December 2020 16:36

Little does Margaret Sullavan know it’s her least favourite store-clerk, Jimmy Stewart, whose words she's falling for.

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Whether it's Bing Crosby crooning about sleigh bells or Macauley Culkin beating a grown man around the head with a shovel, there's something for everybody when it comes to Christmas movies. With that in mind, The Telegraph has compiled a collection of festive favourites for every possible predilection. (And for more festive film inspiration, read our guide on the best Christmas movies on Netflix.) Best Christmas movies of all time The Shop Around The Corner (1940) Ernst Lubitsch's bittersweet classic makes the Christmas shopping season the occasion for a forlorn epistolary romance. Little does Margaret Sullavan know it's her least favourite store-clerk, Jimmy Stewart, whose words she's falling for. Grab that mistletoe.

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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Vincent Minnelli's sumptuous musical about family love and romantic awakening gives us an entire year in the life of the Smith family. But it's perfect Christmas viewing not only because it contains the melancholy beauty of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, sung by Judy Garland, but also because the values it displays amidst the comedy and the drama are ones you'll want to cherish. And it snows in a satisfyingly deep manner.

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