the best holiday moments in non-holiday movies

major movie moments for the holiday season!

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You’ve Got Mail, 1998

One of the best RomCom’s of all time, the Christmas scene in You’ve Got Mail had our leading lady feeling a bit down, but things turned out okay in the end, as always.

Steel Magnolias, 1989

Don’t even get us started on these fabulous outfits. The Steel Magnolias Christmas scene posed a poignant moment in female friendship. A sweet moment in this tearjerker.

Mean Girls, 2004


Sex and the City, 2008

New Years Eve found a couple of our gals celebrating on their own, until Carrie took to the streets in this fabulous outfit situation to comfort a sad Miranda. It was a happy New Year after all.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009

A holiday feast celebration in this Wes Anderson flick is sadly cut short, but not before Mr. Fox gives an inspired speech.

The Cutting Edge, 1992

It was tough to choose between the NYE scene and the Christmas gift exchange, but in the end this moment was too delightfully awkward to leave out. Happy New Year, Doug & Kate.

Edward Scissorhands, 1990

It’s so easy to get lost in the stunning visual poetry of this film, this scene in particular.

Bridget Jones Diary, 2001

The unforgettable Christmas jumper. This film drops us right into awkward family holiday gatherings, and never looks back. Relatable and hysterical, it’s easily one of our faves.

Bridget Jones Diary, 2001

We really like this one.

The Godfather Part II

The unforgettable New Year’s Eve that changed the Michael/Fredo relationship forever.

Pirate Radio, 2009

A bit of an under-the-radar flick, Pirate Radio is a must-watch for any music lover, and the Christmas table is a scene not to be missed!

Lady & The Tramp, 1955

We can’t even with this classic cuteness. The final scene of this Disney-made perfection is one of our favorite animated Christmases ever.

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001

There were actually quite a few excellent Christmas scenes in the Harry Potter movies, but we love this one for the sweeping shot of the Great Hall decked out for the holidays. Can you spot Harry and Ron playing Wizard’s Chess?

When Harry Met Sally, 1989

Best. New Years. Ever.