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Old 12-13-2017, 04:14 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Ho Ho Holy Crap, I had no idea that was a Christmas movie!

Yep, with the Satan Santa Season fast approaching, it’s time to whip out all those classic December holiday flicks. Unless of course you’re like me, in which case you’re chasing more *ahem* off-beat holiday season cinema…

Soooo, rather than watching A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street, or Home Alone for the umpteenth time, what cool, obscure, unrecognised by the mainstream as being a seasonal holiday flick would YOU recommend?

Doesn’t have to be any specific genre. Can be from any time period. Only stipulation is that there has to be an overall/ running holiday season theme. Well, for the most part anyway. Kinda like how Die Hard or Lethal Weapon roll. Technically, they’re both action movies, but there’s no denying that there’s a terrific Christmas theme “jingling all the way” thru both films. See what I did there?

So, go ahead, dazzle me with your recommendation of some little known gem of a flick that actually has a nifty little Seasonal Holiday theme running thru it so I don't have to sit thru another viewing of A Christmas Story this year!

And... GO.
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:21 AM   #2
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Die hard 1 and 2 and the first lethal weapon. There are others that have christmas in them but thats not the main theme
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:07 AM   #3
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Gremlins is always a good watch.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:22 AM   #4
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Iron Man 3 (2013), Silent Night (2012), Prometheus (2012), Joyeux Noel (2005), Friday After Next (2002), The Mothman Prophecies (2002), Serendipity (2001), American Psycho (2000), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Mixed Nuts (1994), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ghostbusters II (1989), Big (1988), Rocky IV (1985), Gremlins (1984), Trading Places (1983), Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), The Apartment (1960), Stalag 17 (1953)

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Yep, with the Satan Santa Season fast approaching, it’s time to whip out all those classic December holiday flicks. Unless of course you’re like me, in which case you’re chasing more *ahem* off-beat holiday season cinema…

Soooo, rather than watching A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street, or Home Alone for the umpteenth time, what cool, obscure, unrecognised by the mainstream as being a seasonal holiday flick would YOU recommend?

Doesn’t have to be any specific genre. Can be from any time period. Only stipulation is that there has to be an overall/ running holiday season theme. Well, for the most part anyway. Kinda like how Die Hard or Lethal Weapon roll. Technically, they’re both action movies, but there’s no denying that there’s a terrific Christmas theme “jingling all the way” thru both films. See what I did there?

So, go ahead, dazzle me with your recommendation of some little known gem of a flick that actually has a nifty little Seasonal Holiday theme running thru it so I don't have to sit thru another viewing of A Christmas Story this year!

And... GO.
If you want something dark and unusual -if you can- find the 60's The avengers episode called "Too many Christmas trees", a non mainstream movie I like "Breakfast with Scot" one T only
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My friend: Black Christmas, Jack Frost, Silent Night Deadly Night & Christmas Evil... of course.









More recently entries, I guess you could add: Black Christmas, Jack Frost & Rare Exports...


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You could always watch one of the Dr Who Christmas specials. Some are very good.
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ps, here's the fan-made Stranger Things Christmas cartoon short, based on Charlie Brown

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Slightly O/T, but this is absolute genius. GENIUS.

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Oh yeah, how could I forget the most demented entry in the entire Batman movie catalog?

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I love this little known Bill Goldberg classic.

"We got a kinder, gentler machine gun hand."

The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
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As we don't have these celebrations in the uk, we get to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Groundhog Day at Christmas. Anything with Snow really, even though here we NEVER, EVER get snow in December!
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I have not read through all of this, but it might be useful to someone.

https://filmschoolrejects.com/every-...-movie-ranked/
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Can't believe nobody mentioned this yet -



Cobra (1986)

Set during Christmas. Has Stallone cutting pizza with a pair of scissors. How can this be anything but a perfect Xmas film!
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ewwwwwwwwww.... Christmas... when we had to ENDURE those RANKIN & BASS stop motion cartoons... Frosty the Snowman, Burl Ives, Danny Kaye...... when we only had 3 commercial TV stations... and it has HOT AS HELL outside.........




but... there was ALWAYS the slight chance of some station playing THIS ............



who knew what a fantastic 'star' Pia Zadora would turn out to be !!!
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Wow, 200 Canuck bills for that!

Even tho I dig hard on that Mary Elizabeth Winstead bird, not sure she's worth dropping that much hard-earnt bitcoin on!

Hey bloke, ever seen this puppy? -



Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

Vinegar Syndrome had this as a free DL on their website a few years back. In such bad shape they refused to charge for it.

Germany on the other hand!

It's cheap as chips, but probably not worth forking over actual money for.

I do have the Vinegar Syndrome version...

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Go (1999) for me.

Eastern Promises also has a Christmas tree at the hospital at one point - so I count that.
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