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From film stars and literary greats to visual artists and fashion designers, these are some of the cultural luminaries who died in 2014.

It’s the season for eggnog, mistletoe and yuletide viewing. BBC Culture picks the best holiday films ever made – and It’s a Wonderful Life is not among them.

Greg Kot picks the tunes – some extraordinarily popular, some that should have been – that helped shape the year in music.

With Nasa offering its own parody of All About That Bass, BBC Culture rounds up the funniest, weirdest and most talked-about videos of the year.

The past 12 months have offered up superior blockbusters and strong independent movies. Critic Owen Gleiberman picks the best cinema had to offer.

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