By now your TV has screened A Christmas Carol and How the Grinch Stole Christmas so many times it's shedding pine needles. But we're fond of these seven movies that, although they all unfold around Christmas and New Year's, aren't exactly what you'd call typical holiday fare.
When Harry Met Sally … (1989)
The big finale comes at a New Year's Eve party, when Harry (Billy Crystal) makes his final case to his true love, Sally (Meg Ryan): "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." Who could resist that line? Not Sally, that's for sure.
Love Actually (2003)
An all-star British cast enacts a bunch of interwoven stories that happen to unravel during the holidays. Best of all is Bill Nighy as a burned-out rock star who urges his faithful radio listeners, "Buy my festering turd of a record!"
The Family Man (2000)
Nicolas Cage is perfectly happy as a fabulously wealthy, happily single, ruthlessly successful Wall Street type — until he wakes up one holiday season to find he's married to his old school sweetheart (Téa Leoni), has a bunch of kids, lives in the 'burbs and works at a tire store.