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12/15/2014 04:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

7 Signs Hollywood Is Running Out Of Christmas Movie Poster Ideas

Christmas comes but once a year, and with it, the latest batch of holiday-themed movies.

Maybe you love festive rom-coms like "Love Actually," or spookier tales like "The Nightmare Before Christmas." But no matter the particular Christmas story, odds are your favorite holiday film will have a theatrical release or DVD poster that falls into one of the very few repeated design categories.

Here are seven of the most popular Christmas movie poster and DVD cover tropes:

1. Heads In Boxes
heads
20th Century Fox/Bac/Universal

2. Wrapped Up In Christmas Decorations
wrapped up
Warner Bros/New Line

3. Hung Upside Down By Christmas Decorations
hangupsidedown
Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures

4. Snowglobes! Snowglobes! Snowglobes!
snowglobe
New Line Cinema/Buena Vista/Yari Film

5. Human Gifts
humangift
Dreamworks/Screen Gems+Rainforest

6. Scared Adult/Endearing Child
endearingchild
20th Century Fox/Buena Vista

7. Chilling With The Moon
moon
Buena Vista/Disney

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