We Like our Christmas Films Wrapped in Dysfunction

There's no place like home for the holidays, Perry Como once crooned. That might be. But in the case of Hollywood's depiction of such sentimental journeys, you might want to head for the hills instead — especially if your relatives happen to be at home when you arrive. From Jimmy Stewart's suicidal patriarch in 1946's "It's a Wonderful Life" and Maureen O'Hara's super-rational working mom in 1947's "Miracle on 34th Street" to Chevy Chase's disaster-prone dad in 1989's "National Lampoon's...Full Story
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