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on 16 Oct 2008 10:12

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Alternate Holidays Movies

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Multiple Holidays

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1. Holiday Inn (1942)
Though it centers around Christmas, it also highlights many other holidays, though you might want to watch out for some wincable racial comments.
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2. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Several Holidays, including a few New Years Eve parties.
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New Years Day

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3. New Year's Eve (2011)

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4. End of Days (1999)
Leading up to New Years.
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5. Midnight (2006)
Takes place on New Year's Eve.

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6. Strange Days (1995)
The events in the movie lead up to New Years Eve in 1999.
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People who added this item 108  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
7. Until the End of the World (1991)
Another movie with events leading up to New Years Eve 1999.


Valentine's

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8. I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)

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9. Valentine's Day (2010)


Independence Day

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10. Annie (1982)
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People who added this item 372  Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
11. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

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12. Independence Day (1996)
July 4th, though it's given a new meaning by the end of the movie--at least, for the characters.
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13. The Music Man (1962)
Takes place during the weeks leading up to the Forth of July celebrations.
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14. The Patriot (2000)
Detailing the events of the Revolutionary War, so great for the Fourth
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Thanksgiving

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15. Jack And Jill (2011)

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16. Familiar Strangers (2008)
Takes place over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Credit to Jayistoast.

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17. Home for the Holidays (1995)
Thanksgiving and all the joys it brings to families.
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18. Pieces of April (2003)
Thanksgiving by Gen Y.

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19. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Another Thanksgiving movie. Quite possibly the Thanksgiving movie, really.
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20. Spider-Man (2002)
Has a Thanksgiving dinner with Peter and Harry's families.
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21. What's Cooking? (2000)
Thanksgiving four different ways.

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22. The Wiz (1978)
Starts at Thanksgiving dinner.
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Misc Holidays

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23. Groundhog Day (1993)
Groundhog Day, February 2nd, just like it says. Surrounds the events in Punxsatawny, PN in February.
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24. Steel Magnolias (1989)
Has a few Holidays, including Easter.
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25. Easter Parade (1948)
Easter in New York.

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26. V for Vendetta (2005)
Repeated references to Guy Fawkes Day.
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Everyone knows their favorite Christmas or Halloween movie, but what about those other odd holidays when you decide you want to watch something? Here's a small selection of movies for some of the other Holidays throughout the year.

More suggestions are welcome, though do let me know what Holiday the movie refers to, and make it more than a passing mention, please.


For a list of great Horror movies for different holidays (including Halloween and Christmas), check out Horror for the Holidays.

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Comments

Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 27 23:48
End of Days leads up to New Years.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Jul 7 18:47
"Familiar Strangers" takes place over the Thanksgiving weekend. Found it on my quest for a decent movie featuring a dog.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Jul 7 19:45
Great list!

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