Kate Erbland is the New York-based Film Editor at Indiewire, where she writes and edits daily for the site. Kate is a former Associate Editor for Film School Rejects, and her previous work can be found at Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, The Dissolve, Vulture, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, Bustle, Dame Magazine, Movies.com, Fandango, The Playlist, amNY, MTV.com, Details.com, MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and Film.com. She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.
From classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “White Christmas” to off-kilter gems like “Bad Santa” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the cheeriest season of all has plenty of cinematic joy to go around.
IndieWire’s extensive year-end poll found overwhelming support for a handful of movies in major categories, but also singled out some of the less prominent titles worthy of celebration at the end of the year.