Holiday Heroines: 9 Movie Women Who Saved Christmas

Santa Claus, Frosty -- men get a lot of credit in Hollywood for bringing us Christmas cheer. But let's not forget the role women play in holiday films. (10 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on Dec 23, 2013 at 12:28PM

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Holiday Heroines: 9 Movie Women Who Saved Christmas

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Zooey Deschanel as Jovie in 'Elf'

Buddy (Will Ferrell) is a human raised among actual North Pole elves, while Jovie (Zooey Deschanel) reluctantly plays an elf in Gimbel's department store. She's jaded about men and terrified of singing in front of people, but Buddy's Christmas spirit melts her heart, and in the 2003 film's final scenes, it's her very public performance of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" that makes Santa's sleigh fly.

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