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6 Movie-Inspired Outfits That Will Give You Christmas Cheer

Holiday parties, family get-togethers, and office extravaganzas, oh my! We gathered six looks from the most fashionable of festive flicks to inspire your holiday outfits all season long.

With holiday parties galore, plus countless numbers of family gatherings on deck, it can be difficult to find the inspiration to keep your wardrobe exciting from party to party. Not to worry, though. The biggest holiday flicks have you covered. From Ellen Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation to Mary Hatch in It's A Wonderful Life, these icons have gone down in history as some of the most fashionably festive ladies in film.

Here are six looks inspired by the biggest Christmas flicks to give you a season's worth of fashion inspiration.

1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation


Ellen Griswold is one of the least commended fashion inspirations in all of Christmas film history. Her cozy, easy-going holiday style is everything we want to embrace in the cold. Follow Ellen's lead by layering knits over a buttoned blouse, and don't be afraid to add some print for an extra bang. Some coated leggings and a necklace will make you look like you spent hours getting ready — even if it just took minutes.

Christmas Vacation--Movie Fashion

2. A Christmas Story


We can actually say that Ralphie is one of our winter style goals. The timeless checks, oversized beanies and scarves that keep us way, way bundled up are sure to keep you warm as you head into the cold of winter. (Just follow the movie's advice and keep your tongue far away from any frozen poles...)

A Christmas Story--Movie Fashion

3. It's A Wonderful Life


Mary Hatch in It's A Wonderful Life has a certain kind of timeless elegance that you'll want to recreate at that special holiday gathering. Think lace detailing and plenty of pearls for a holiday look that's perfectly feminine. Want to add to the holiday cheer? Pick out a dress in a festive red or green.

It's A Wonderful Life--Movie Fashion

4. Home Alone


I'm sure we all wished we were Kevin McCallister at one point or another (a house to ourselves on Christmas)? We love the fam, but we also love dressing down. A cozy sweater, loafers, and skinnies are all you need to channel your inner Kevin McCallister — even if you aren't left behind at Christmas.

Home Alone--Movie Fashion

5. White Christmas


Judy Haynes' White Christmas looks are all timelessly beautiful, and a modern update on her pink number is the perfect choice for dancing the night away. Pair a frilly, mid-length dress with sheer line tights, heels and plenty of gems, and you'll be shining brighter than the star on top of the tree.

White Christmas--Movie Fashion

6. Love Actually


David and Natalie are actual goals in Love, Actually, and we're honestly just as obsessed with Natalie's red ensemble. Pack a holiday punch with an all-red look that's sweet and definitely not over-the-top. Plus, it's an ensemble you're going to want to wear long past the holiday season.

Love, Actually—Movie Fashion

Which look is your favorite?

Maggie Dickman

Maggie is a digital apprentice at Meredith Corporation. When she's not writing trending stories, you'll find her full on blasting One Direction, scanning through her favorite fashion blogs or hitting up any and every concert that passes through her home base of Des Moines.

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