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During the holiday season, I want to spend as much time on the couch watching movies as possible. I’ve worked hard the rest of the year to be a vegetable during the wintertime.

Like many, I have my go-to Christmas/New Year-themed movies. But what about the Lunar New Year? 

Since I moved to Asia, I found that the Western idea of New Year isn’t really celebrated. The big guns are brought out for the Lunar New Year. 

For this Year of the Tiger, I wanted to make sure I had some movies ready to go for my celebration. Here are my picks for the best Lunar New Year movie scenes!



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Emma Federer

Emma Federer is a wacky screenwriter that uses her voice to celebrate of all things Asian: from C-pop to female stand-ups to the heart-warming experiences of queer Asian Americans.