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Top 6 NYC Holiday Movies

Published: November 30th, 2018

The holidays are finally upon us.  Are you ready for all the crowds and parties and running around picking up last minutes gifts?  No? Us either. So we have put together the perfect holiday movie list for you to enjoy while you finish digesting that Thanksgiving turkey.  Whether you are on your way to New York City this season, or maybe Nana’s famous sticky toffee pudding is keeping you close to home, this list will be sure to get you in the spirit to celebrate in the city without ever leaving the couch:


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1)      Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

This black and white classic has it all, from Macy’s to the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who wouldn’t want to know the story of Kris Kringle? It even includes lawyers, how much more New Yorker can you get?




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2)      Elf (2003)

When a human is raised by elves, and sent from the North Pole, “through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, … the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and … walks through the Lincoln Tunnel” to find his dad, what harm could there be?




Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Movie Poster




3)      Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Talk about a classic New York film showcasing everything our fair city has to offer for the holidays. Kevin sure knows how to live it up in the city that never sleeps!





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4)      The Apartment (1960)

As a New Yorker’s ambition takes hold, he loses sight of what really matters, until one fateful night on New Years’ Eve.





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5)      When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Harry and Sally have a friendship for the ages, and they certainly know how to celebrate all of the holidays in this film. Spoiler Alert: their New Years’ Eve kiss is one for the books!




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6) The Family Man (2000)

A New York version of a Christmas Carol, it only takes a glimpse to see what could have been. Christmas, Family, Holidays and New York all come together in this film to help you realize the true meaning of the holidays.





Have you seen these movies? If you haven’t and you are visiting Library Hotel this season, ask our concierge! We have plenty of DVDs to lend during your stay, especially these six to get you in the holiday spirit after all that shopping and sightseeing.

Happy Holidays!