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Joe Scott

Here's what your favorite Christmas movies say about social justice

Christmas movies, from It’s a Wonderful Life to Die Hard, mostly deliver the same clove-scented bromide: Sure, capitalism is destructive sometimes, but singular acts of charity spurred by the supernatural can save us! Maybe this message makes you feel cozy. But this year, aren’t you hungry for more than just cozy? For you, the hungry, I offer this social justice nerd’s tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly in Christmas cinema.

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