10) Bad Santa Billy Bob Thornton stars as a miserable conman, who along with his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. The word “fuck” and its variations are used 147 times while “shit” appears 34 times amid a total of 243 “profanities”, thought to be a reccord for a Christmas film.
9) The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is tired of the same old thing every year. He wanders into the woods and finds some holiday trees and each has a town in it. He goes to the Christmas one and finds himself in Christmas Town. He likes the idea, tells the town to the citizens and they decide to make their own Christmas with their own twist.
8) Silent Night, Deadly Night A young boy watches his parents killed by a thief in a Santa suit. He spends his youth in an orphanage, staying quietly to his self, but his mind is further bent by an ironhanded Mother Superior. He finally gets a job at a local store, where he finally snaps when he is required to wear a Santa suit, and goes on a killing spree that leads him slowly back to the orphanage.
7) Edward Scissorhands A kind inventor is almost finished piecing together his latest creation when fate prevents him from completing his most important project. Edward may seem dangerous, with scissors instead of hands, but when a compassionate Avon lady comes calling, it’s clear that things are going to be changing for Edward who has been alone in the large empty mansion. What they both don’t realize is that the most important change of all won’t be found in Edward but in the residents of the sleep suburbs he will be calling home, and a young teenage girl who’s eyes will be opened.
6) A Christmas Story Not that TBS hasn’t beaten it into the ground but… Bob Clark’s film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author Jean Shepherd. Since the aforementioned It’s A Wonderful Life copyright case, A Christmas Story has taken over the title of being the most played Christmas movie on television. TBS runs a 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story every year starting at 8:00 pm on Christmas Eve.
A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. Hilarity ensues.
4) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation The third film in the National Lampoon Vacation series starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. Disaster-prone dad (Chevy Chase) discovers just how dangerous the Christmas season really is, as the Griswolds’ old-fashioned holiday celebration turns out to be more “Bah! Humbug!” than Christmas cheer. Chase is right at home with the outrageous slapstick and often cheerfully tasteless humor, and John Hughes’s script is stuffed full of classic Christmas movie references, but Randy Quaid practically steals the film as the unemployed relative with his malicious grin and mooching lifestyle. Not exactly a holiday classic and a bit spotty, but this gag-filled comedy is just obnoxious enough for the Scrooge lurking inside everyone. And fear not, a happy ending awaits all.
3) How the Grinch Stole Christmas! How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the best-known children’s books by Dr. Seuss. The Grinch, a bitter, cave-dwelling creature with a heart “two sizes too small,” lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep, 3,000 foot high mountain just north of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos. From his perch high atop Mount Crumpit, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Envious of the Whos’ happiness, he makes plans to descend on the town and, by means of burglary, deprive them of their Christmas presents and decorations and thus “prevent Christmas from coming”. However, he learns in the end that despite his success in stealing all the Christmas presents and decorations from the Whos, Christmas comes just the same. He then realizes that Christmas is more than just gifts and presents. His heart grows three sizes larger, he returns all the presents and trimmings, and is warmly welcomed into the community of the Whos. Sweet!
2) Die Hard 2 A close second! Bruce Willis returns as the heroic cop who battles not only terrorists, but also an incompetent airport police chief (Dennis Franz), the hard-headed commander (John Amos) of the Army’s anti-terrorist squad and a deadly winter snowstorm. The runways are littered with death and destruction, and McClane is in a race against time. His wife (Bonnie Bedelia) is trapped on one of the planes circling overhead, which is desperately low on fuel. It’s all-out war, a heart-stopping, jet-propelled journey filled with excitement and terror. Fasten your seat belts!
1) Die Hard My personal favorite, and a lead pipe lock for best Christmas film of all time…
Bruce Willis stars as New York City Detective John McClane, newly arrived in Los Angeles to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia). But as Mclane waits for his wife’s office party to break up, terrorist take control of the building. While the terrorist leader, Hans gruber (Alexander Godunov) round up hostages, McClane slips away unnoticed. Armed with only a service revolver and his cunning, McClane launches his own one-man war. A crackling thriller from beginning to end, Die Hard explodes with heart-stopping suspense. Welcome to the party, pal!
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