Link Tank: The Most Popular Christmas Movies by Country

Popular Christmas movies by country, Aubrey Plaza in Happiest Season, how to shake up your work-from-home routine, and more!

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Did you know that Elf is Canada’s favorite Christmas movie, or that Singapore loves Home Alone? Check out the most popular Christmas movies by country!

“The start of the holiday season means it’s time to recommence the annual debate over which Christmas movies are the best. If you’re discussing the matter with a friend from France or Brazil, they might be arguing hard for Gremlins, the 1984 cult classic that may or may not actually be a Christmas movie. India, on the other hand, is home to many fans of 2000’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Aubrey Plaza, who plays Riley in Happiest Season on Hulu, is perhaps the highlight of the new Christmas movie.

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“Many folks have been watching Happiest Season on Hulu—and the object of mass affection isn’t one of the main characters. The Clea DuVall-directed movie stars Kristen Stewart as Abby and Mackenzie Davis as Harper, a lesbian couple who go home for holiday hijinks. It’s wonderful that we’re finally getting festively-themed queer films with a happy ending for the featured couple. But the real breakout of the movie appears to be Aubrey Plaza, who plays Harper’s ex, Riley.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

The World Health Organization has revised its definition and recommendation of exercises due to social distancing.

“Sitting was already developing a bad reputation before it became defined by time spent in work-from-home office chairs. In recent years, studies have linked sitting for more than 10 hours a day to higher healthcare costs — and a higher risk of death.”

Read more at Inverse.

If you’ve been working from home too long for your nerves, check out some ways to shake up the mundaneness.

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“Anyone newly working from home this year has likely experienced some benefits and some drawbacks to their new situation. Seeing as good news is in short supply these days, I want to focus on the good things here. Working remotely comes with some wildly fantastic advantages. Let’s look at how can we use those advantages to shake up our routines when we feel them stagnating.”

Read more at PCMag.

Famed restauranteur David Chang won Who Wants to Be a Millionaire‘s grand prize, a first for celebrity guests on the show.

“Until recently, no celebrity guest on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has managed to take home the big prize in its 20+ year run. On Sunday night’s episode, though, for the first time ever, the latest famous participant on the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted game show was able to cook up a million dollar win.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Lighten up the final year of 2020 with these wonderful upcoming science fiction and fantasy books.

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“December is usually a pretty light month for new book releases, and while 2020 has been anything but traditional, that’s still the case here. However, you’ll find there are plenty of enticing new volumes heading to shelves, including an entire book of stories written during lockdown. Stay home, stay safe, stay reading!”