Dec 19, 2022 • 1HR 24M

'The Spirit Of Christmas' Can Haunt Our Holidays Anytime

It's a murder mystery! It's a ghost story! It's a very conventional romcom!

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Claire Fallon and Emma Gray obsessively analyze our cultural obsessions, from fashion trends to books to the buzziest scripted TV shows.
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The idea of love as the perfect Christmas gift from Santa – whisked down the chimney and tucked underneath a fragrant, be-tinseled Scotch pine, “all my own in a big red bow” as Britney Spears memorably envisioned – is at the heart of most holiday romantic comedies. And yet, we’d argue, most don’t go far enough in bringing Britney’s vision to life. What …

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