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I had intended to write up my holiday movie watching on Epiphany but that day was a little chaotic here in the U.S. Instead, I decided to post a game of sorts. You know, if you are looking for something to distract you from our crumbling democracy.

This year, in the spirit of the season, I watched (or rewatched) forty-eight holiday-themed or holiday-adjacent films between December 1 and January 6. Starting on Christmas Day, I decided to tweet some of my favorites—one (or two) per day—as a cinematic version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

See if you can match the films to their line in the song.

Note: Two of these lines each cover two different movies. Here’s a visual hint for two of the movies that go together for one line.

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

12 soldiers marching,
11 men with letters,
10 BB pellets,
9 friendly squatters,
8 thousand dollars,
7 murder suspects,
6 packs of Twinkies,
5 new in-laws!
4 troubled souls,
3 timed ghosts,
2 dollar bets,
and a jailbird out of prison.

Movie List
A Christmas Story
Die Hard
I’ll Be Seeing You
It Happened on 5th Avenue
It’s a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Ref
Remember the Night
Scrooge
The Thin Man
Trading Places
While You Were Sleeping
White Christmas

Did you get them all? How many have you seen? Which ones are your favorites?

What is your favorite Christmas movie not on this list and what would its line be?