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Classic Christmas movie on the big screen | DP List

For lots of folks, Christmas time means Christmas movies. Some of them are great family traditions. Others (think "Bad Santa") are guilty pleasures for after the kids are tucked away in bed.

Best of all is when you can catch a holiday favorite on the big screen, surrounded by an audience that loves the movie as much as you do.

Here are some of the Christmas favorites that will be showing in local cinemas between now and the big day.

"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) — America's favorite Christmas movie, directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.

You know the story: A fundamentally good man, the moral backbone of...