Other Christmas Movies - off-beat, under-seen, non-traditional, obscure, forgotten and alternative Christmas movies

Posted by Eric Brightwell, December 8, 2009 01:00pm | Post a Comment
Come September of every year and kid-friendly Christmas movies began to dominate the airwaves. Movies with muppets and toys and Frosty and Santa and Rudolph. Movies like Babes in Toyland (1961), Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978), A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, Elf, Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), A Flintstone Christmas (1977), Frosty the Snowman (1969), Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976), Home Alone (1 and 2), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 and the live action "reboot"), It's a Wonderful Life, Jack Frost (1998), Jingle All the Way (1996), The Little Drummer Boy (1968), Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983), Miracle on 34th Street (1947 and its re-make), Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), A Muppet Family Christmas (1987), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Nutcracker, The Polar Express (2004), Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976), Santa Claus (1985), The Santa Clause (1 and 2), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper (1982), and Yogi's First Christmas (1980)... to mention some of the better known ones. Although not all of them are completely insufferable for anyone over the age of seven, none are exactly adult-friendly. 

These here are the other Christmas films, guaranteed to get one in the Christmas spirit, whilst not including (re)incarnated snowmen (except when they're killers), flying reindeer, elves, Scrooge, members of the Claus family, kid friendly fare (unless no kid would want to watch it), Christmas specials or the birthday boy, Christ Jesus!* A few of them have sequels (e.g. Jack Frost and Gingerdead Man) which I didn't list but you can track down if you please. (For the truly adventurous or fatigued, try a silent Christmas film.)


Beyond Tomorrow (entire film)

The Bishop's Wife (entire film)
Blood Beat (entire film)
Christmas Eve (entire film)


Christmas Evil (entire film)


The Crowded Day (entire film)


The Dead (entire film)


Don't Open Till Christmas (entire film)


A Dream for Christmas (entire film)


Home for the Holidays (entire film)


I'll Be Seeing You (entire film)


It Happened on 5th Avenue (entire film)


Jack Frost (entire film)


Kid Blue (entire film)


The Man Who Came to Dinner (entire film)


March of the Wooden Soldiers (entire film)


Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (entire film)


A Midnight Clear (entire film)


Remember the Night (entire film)


Santa Claus (entire film -- no English subtitles)


Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (entire film)

Santa's Slay (entire film)


Satan Claus (entire film)

Silent Night, Bloody Night (entire film)

Tales from the Crypt (entire film)


To All a Good Night (entire film)


Tokyo Godfathers (entire film -- no English subtitles)


Where There's a Will (entire film)








*with one or two exceptions - the Christmas Miracle clause

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