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A holiday movie marathon's goal: to make this Grinch grin

'Tis the season when Greg turns into The Grinch.

That's how some friends and colleagues refer to me this time of year, due to my habit of greeting the holiday season with folded arms. While they are spreading cheer around houses and offices and buying Christmas trees in early November, I am more apt to be a bit grumpy until about Dec. 23.

I do find the Grinch label a bit unfair (for one thing, I only get furry and green when I'm sick). But I admit the pressurized Christmas crunch, which seems to kick off earlier every year - like September - and

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