You better watch out, because "Rise of the Guardians" is coming to town. And while it might remind you of a certain Dr. Pepper commercial, with an ensemble that includes Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost, the animated flick is actually based on a series of books by author and Oscar-winning filmmaker William Joyce.

Of course, these mythological characters date back further than that. More recently, each has had its fair share of big-screen depictions, some more than others (Santa, you hog).

Below, we've highlighted a few of the best films featuring holiday mascots, to get you familiarized in preparation for "Guardians" (and for the season!).

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Rise of the Guardians
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Generation after generation, immortal Guardians like Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh... Read More

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