Top 5- Unconventional Christmas Movies

Hello, all!

I love a nice warm Christmas movie as well as the next person, but sometimes it's fun to watch a slightly different take on the holidays. Here are a few of my favorite Christmas-but not-Christmas movies.

1. Die Hard: This is definitely a huge favorite of mine. I watch this multiple times during the holiday season, and it just gets better each time. Bruce Willis has so many iconic quotes and I can't help but laugh each time I see his terrible rubber feet.

2. Batman Returns: Aside from being my favorite Batman movie, it's also a pretty decent Christmas film. I mean, sure there's a death during their Christmas tree lighting, but we can look pass that. And I think we can all agree that Michelle Pfeiffer will forever be the best Catwoman.

3. Edward Scissorhands: Tim Burton just has a way with holiday films that's so unique. Much like Batman Returns, it's a bit of a twisted take on Christmas, but who can forget Winona Ryder dancing in the "snow" from Edward carving the big ice angel.

4. Gremlins: What's more festive than watching a bunch of evil Mogwai screeching Christmas carols? I love this one because even though it's definitely a bit darker, there's still so many lighthearted and fun moments. Plus, I'll just always love Gizmo.

5. Trading Places: What's better than an Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd switch-a-roo? These two are from completely opposite society classes, and the hijinx that ensue when they trade lives is so ridiculous.

Let me know if you have any favorite non-traditional holiday movies!


  1. We showed my nephews Gremlins for the first time the other night. The younger one asked my dad later if we could watch the movie again where the pets turn into more pets if you get them wet. LOL I love this list!

  2. I knew this list was going to be good when I saw Die Hard as the first entry.

    But boy, did it not disappoint! Every year in December I watch four of these movies. It has become a ritual!

    1. Thanks! You can't start your holiday season without watching Hans Gruber fall from Nakatomi Plaza.

  3. Awesome picks! I'm still surprised that there's a debate over if Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Love Batman Returns and Edward Scissorhands too.

    1. Thanks! It's definitely a Christmas movie to me!


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