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Christmas tradition now dictates that every cinema in the land must screen It's A Wonderful Life, every year, forever after. Sure it's a great movie but, just as Jimmy Stewart is invited to imagine the world without him, perhaps we can imagine festive moviegoing without Frank Capra's well-worn perennial? Here's a glimpse of that alternative reality.

In cinemas across the UK, familiar staples of Christmas programming are sprinkled around the schedules, with old chestnuts (such as White Christmas and Miracle On 34th Street) and newer classics (Gremlins and The Muppet Christmas Carol). But it's Bruce Willis's incidentally Christmassy Die Hard that's emerging as the new seasonal favourite. London's Prince Charles (WC2) goes the extra distance with a back-to-back Die Hard trilogy tomorrow,
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Hugh Grant Gets Animated with Britney

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Hugh Grant Gets Animated with Britney
Actor Hugh Grant and pop sensation Britney Spears are among the stars re-voicing the BBC's festive cartoon Robbie The Reindeer for American television. The original version was shown in the UK in 1999 and was voiced by British stars including Little Voice actress Jane Horrocks and singer Robbie Williams as the narrator. But they are reportedly being replaced in the American version by a decidedly more A-list cast including Spears, Grant, and actors Ben Stiller, James Woods and Jim Belushi. The US version will be shown by CBS on December 13. A spokesperson for the network says, "I think this cast rivals that of a feature film. "Ben Stiller is your romantic comedy lead (Robbie), Britney Spears as the ultimate reindeer next door, Hugh Grant is the reindeer you love to hate."

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