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Joyful Movies to Watch this Holiday Season

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Some of our favorite holiday traditions include watching movies. Join us in this tradition by turning the lights off, sitting back, and enjoying a movie or two before the month is over. Whether you’re staying in your Liv Ahwatukee apartment or vacationing outside of Phoenix, AZ, make time to laugh a lot (and maybe even cry a little) with these joyful movies.

The following titles and descriptions were found at IMDB.com.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

“An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.”

White Christmas (1954)

“A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.”

Die Hard (1988)

“John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.”

Home Alone (1990)

“An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.”

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

“The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.”

The Santa Clause (1994)

“When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.”

I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1998)

“A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.”

Last Holiday (2006)

“Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.”

The Holiday (2006)

“Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.”