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

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.

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

Festivals celebrating the great writer take place every year, from Texas to Mumbai to Holland. What makes him so attractive, all these years after his death?

The nation promises “merciless retaliation” against the filmmakers behind The Interview. What’s so threatening about this film? Simon Fowler takes a look.

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.

As the ground-breaking American series turns 25, Stephen Dowling reflects on the revolutionary style of comedy its writers introduced.

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