6 classic movies about holidays and money

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Want to find out where you’re going wrong with the holiday budget?

Just ask Hollywood.

The answers are right there in black and white. Or Technicolor.

Served straight up, like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” or with a demented twist, a la “Christmas Vacation” or “Scrooged,” movies dramatize our hopes and dreams for the holidays. Or, in some cases, roast them mercilessly.

Here are six classic holiday movies and what they really reveal about holiday spending habits and traditions.

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