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Dec. 19 2008 7:12 PM

The Best Merry Scary Christmas Movies

Friday, Dec. 17, 2008

Arts: The Best Merry Scary Christmas Movies

It's not all fresh snow and lollipops. The Christmas movie genre has a darker side. Mark Jordan Legan takes us on a trip through holiday horror classics including Black Christmas and the so-bad-it's-good Magic Christmas Tree. (Listen to the segment.).

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