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The Groundhog gives me lemons; I'll make lemonade by watching movies about winter.

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As reported, the now-technology savvy Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow this year. Sigh. You know what that means: Six more weeks of winter.

Now, I’ve been yearning for summer since I fell in a puddle of slush months ago. (I figured if I ran over it really fast, I’d just float across the puddle’s surface. That’s physically possible, right?) So, predictably, I find this news to be a great disappointment. But I’m going to try to stay positive and embrace the cold days to come this year. (I say this now, as I sit in my warm, heated office. I’ll probably change my mind as soon as the wind rips my face off when I leave.)

And how can I do this? Why, by watching films about other folks forced to face the wretched winter. Hey, misery loves company, right? A selection of non-Groundhog Day options: Fargo, The Shining, and, of course, The Day After Tomorrow. (At least I know I can always find solace in the New York Public Library!)

What about you, PopWatchers? What is your favorite movie about the misery of winter?

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