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We’ll be taking a holiday break here at the 435 Digital blog.

To spread a little cheer I’m presenting a few clips from the top 15 holiday  movies of all time as voted by Chicago Tribune’s Red Eye readers. It’s an eclectic collection. But for me, the holidays are about waking up every day with the kind of enthusiasm George shows at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The beauty of posting on a blog is that I can post movie clips instead of simple stills – isn’t that grand? And YouTube, Vimeo and other tools make that easily possible.

Put your thinking cap on and think about what you can share with your friends, family and customers online this season — but don’t dally when you’re meeting in real time.  Have  a great holiday!

A Christmas Story

It’s a Wonderful Life