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Advent Calendar

Discover a picture every day!

Once again this year, get ready to discover an image every day! The Advent calendar tradition, which comes from the Latin word "adventus" (arrival), started in 19th century Germany. It's believed to have originated when Gerhard Lang's mother attached 24 cookies, one for each day, to a cardboard sheet. In 1908, Lang and his partner Reichold began making calendars with pictures to uncover instead of cookies. In 1946, Richard Sellmer decided to share Advent calendars with the rest of the world, and its popularity ensured that the tradition lives on. This year Scala selected images following a theme but it will remain a surprise for now. Starting in December just click on a box every day and the collection chosen will gradually be revealed. Hope you enjoy it!

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The Polar Express (2004)

Ready to hop aboard the Polar Express? Follow the young boy’s magical journey to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, where he discovers the power of belief and the importance of embracing the magic of the holiday season. With its animation, heartfelt storyline, and beautiful soundtrack, The Polar Express is a holiday classic that will warm your heart and ignite your imagination. You will embark on a journey filled with wonder, joy, and the spirit of Christmas.

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When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry Met Sally is a timeless romantic comedy with perfect blend of wit and charm. Follow Harry and Sally navigate the complexities of love, friendship, and timing. The New Year’s Eve scene is just one more reason to watch this movie during the holidays!

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Elf (2003)

If you want a heartwarming and humorous Christmas film, “Elf” must be your choice! Follow the journey of Buddy, a human raised by elves, in search for his true identity in New York City. Will Ferrell’s portrayal of the lovable and naive Buddy brings a sense of wonder and joy to the film. And with its themes of family, belonging, and embracing one’s true self, “Elf” has become a beloved holiday classic. It reminds us of the power of love, kindness, and the magic of Christmas.

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A Christmas Carol (1938)

Ready to travel back in time and dive into the heartwarming world of “A Christmas Carol”? The classic film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novella is directed by Edwin L. Marin. The film’s impact lies in its portrayal of redemption and compassion, the importance of love and generosity, and its reminder of the true spirit of Christmas. With captivating performances and a profound message, A Christmas Carol remains a beloved cinematic masterpiece.

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Serendipity (2001)

New York City is the city of Christmas. Shopping, decorations, snowy Central Park. If you have never visited the Big Apple, you can dream following Jonathan and Sara though holiday cheer and the most unexpected places of New York.

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The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005)

Get ready for an extraordinary adventure that will transport your imagination! A cozy and magical atmosphere will carry you and your family in the fastastical world of Narnia where you will find love, redemption, and a happy ending!

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Miracle On 34Th Street (1947)

Discover the heartwarming magic of Miracle On 34th Street! Join Kris Kringle, a man claiming to be the real Santa Claus, as he spreads joy and belief in the hearts of skeptics. A timeless tale, that reminds us to embrace the power of faith, kindness, and the true meaning of Christmas!

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The Holiday (2006)

Do you want to escape to a winter wonderland? The Holiday is a heartwarming romantic comedy that will take you along on a journey of love and self-discovery. Join Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as they finde love in the most unexpected places!

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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a beloved film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s iconic novel. We have chosen a frame from the version directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder for the more nostalgic. Whether you’re young or young at heart, this film is sure to leave you with a smile on your face and a craving for a golden ticket adventure of your own.

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Black Christmas (1974)

Get ready to be spooked! Released in 1974, Black Christmas is a pioneering horror film that revolutionized the genre. Directed by Bob Clark, it is considered one of the first slasher. The contrast between horror elements and the joyful festive tone creates a truly captivating atmosphere. Black Christmas it’s a dark and suspenseful movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places may not fit the conventional holidays movies, but its underlying themes of redemption, generosity, and the spirit of giving make it a Christmas classic. Do you need a second chances and personal growth? This is the right move for a long winter afternoon, with Louis Winthorpe III, a wealthy commodities broker, and Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler, as their lives are switched in a social experiment.

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It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

The holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life is ageless movie, regarded as one of the best films of all time. Hope, community and the power of human connection are the messages that continue to touch the hearts of viewers, reminding us of the profound impact we can have on others. Join in on the holiday magic!

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Die Hard (1988)

Set during Christmas time, this action-packed blockbuster combines explosive thrills with a festive backdrop. John McClane battles terrorists in a high-rise building, twinkling lights and carols create a unique juxtaposition. Are you ready for some action during the holidays?

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Directed by Tim Burton, with its unique visual style, attention to detail, and beautiful musical score, the film captivates audiences of all ages. The Nightmare Before Christmas explores themes of self-discovery and embracing one’s true identity. A must-watch for fans of Halloween, Christmas, and innovative storytelling.

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Home Alone (1990)

Since 1990 this comedy continues to bring joy and laughter to audiences of all ages. The story of Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family goes on vacation, is an icon for all families. Love, forgiveness and togetherness have made it a tradition for families worldwide during the holiday season.

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The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)

Vintage movie is always a good idea! Especially if you like hilarous comedy film. The Man Who Came to Dinner is a delightful mix of comedy, witty dialogue, and absurd situations. It explores themes of friendship, love and family, making it a timeless and entertaining classic. Set during the Christmas season, with its themes of hospitality, generosity and goodwill, it continues to bring laughter to audiences worldwide.

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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

This is the first step of a Christmas movie marathon during the holidays. The first title of Harry Potter saga. Follow young Harry Potter as he discovers flying broomsticks and battles trolls. A lot happens at Hogwarts School during the Christmas holidays… This enchanting film captivates audiences of all ages.

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The Grinch (2000)

Get ready for a wild ride of holiday mischief and heartwarming redemption! With Jim Carrey’s performance as the lovable yet grumpy green creature, this 2000 movie adaptation is a must-watch for both young and adults. Dazzling visuals, infectious humor, and a powerful message about the true meaning of Christmas make The Grinch a classical holiday movie.

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Jingle All The Way (1996)

Are you ready for a good time? Get into the holiday spirit with Jingle All The Way, a hilarious comedy! Join Arnold Schwarzenegger on a wild adventure as he races against time to find the best toy of the season for his son. Grab some popcorn and get ready to laugh, because this festive film is an essential for the whole family.

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Love Actually (2003)

Follow the lives of different couples during the Christmas season in London! With its exceptional cast, captivating storytelling, and unforgettable moments, Love Actually just captures the holiday spirit perfectly, reminding us all that love is all around, especially at Christmas.

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Deck The Halls (2006)

Do you want to see a hilarious competition on who has the most festive and extravagant Christmas decorations? Follow Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito as they try to out-do each other in this holiday comedy. This movie is perfect for everyone, whether you have a love-hate relationship with your neighbor or not.

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The Santa Clause (1994)

Become a beloved Christmas classic for viewers of all generations, thanks to its combination of humor, fantasy, and touching scenes. Tim Allen’s performance as Scott Calvin perfectly captures the character’s comedic and emotional sides, serving as a reminder of the enchantment and significance of spreading happiness and love during the festive period.

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Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

We love music even though we deal with images. So we selected this movie because of the very famous song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”! Meet Me in St. Louis reminds us to cherish our loved ones and the traditions that bring us closer together.

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Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas is a 2011 animated film that follows Santa Claus and his family on a thrilling adventure. The film offers a take on the logistics of Santa’s operation, with a high-tech North Pole and lovable characters. With stunning animation and a message about family and the true meaning of Christmas, Arthur Christmas is a must-watch during the holiday season.

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White Christmas (1954)

Do you like musical movies? Featuring iconic songs like “White Christmas” and “Sisters,” a heartwarming storyline, and memorable musical numbers, the film has become a timeless Christmas classic that emphasizes the importance of love and friendship during the holiday season.

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