Lesser known Christmas films?
I’m trying to pull together a list of lesser known Christmas films.
They can be on a Christmas theme e.g. Polar Express or just traditionally shown at Christmas e.g. Wizard of Oz.
Any gems out there?
TaPosted 9 months ago
Precious Bane. or pru sarn if you are a reader.Posted 9 months ago
Bad SantaPosted 9 months ago
Die HardPosted 9 months ago
Planes trains and automobiles. Not overtly christmassy but feelgood for sure.Posted 9 months ago
Rise of the guardiansPosted 9 months ago
GremlinsPosted 9 months ago
A Christmas Story.Posted 9 months ago
There are only two Christmas films and both are already mentioned above.Posted 9 months ago
I thought Bad Santa was hilarious 10 years ago. How does it stack up in 2019?
EDIT: Bloody hell, it came out 16 years ago!Posted 9 months ago
Gremlins. (Or is it Gremlins 2? I forget, been a while.)Posted 9 months ago
Oh, also from the other thread, The Shining.Posted 9 months ago
For me it’s the original Jason and the Argonauts (with the Ray Harryhausen stop-frame animations) – it used to be on every Christmas Eve afternoon when I was growing up in the 70s
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Sneakers. I’ve no idea why- there’s some snow scenes, I suppose, but it is pure Christmas to me.Posted 9 months ago
The long kiss goodnight
Fond of watching Die Hard on Christmas Eve, and even Die Hard 2 .Posted 9 months ago
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The Poseidon AdventurePosted 9 months ago
Watched Office Christmas Party last night, not as bad as it sounds, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Anniston and TJ Miller as main characters, plus lots of US comics as support. To be honest it wasn’t even that Christmassy.
Rare Exports is fun too.Posted 9 months ago
After watching Muppet Christmas Carol we always dig out Muppet Treasure IslandPosted 9 months ago
You can’t beat a bit of Bridge over the River Kwai on a quiet,late December afternoon.Posted 9 months ago
Or Where Eagles Dare. 😃
Rare Exports: A Christmas TalePosted 9 months ago
Lethal Weapon.Posted 9 months ago
The cruel seaPosted 9 months ago
The Great escape
The Holiday (according to Mrs Pondo).Posted 9 months ago
Thanks all, that’s quite a list tone getting on with.Posted 9 months ago
The Christmas Toy and Labyrinth are usually on at our house at some point.
I always associate the original Star Wars trilogy with Christmas, were they on a lot in the 80s?Posted 9 months ago
The Night Before
It’s brilliant and hardly knownPosted 9 months ago
Nightmare Before ChristmasPosted 9 months ago
FargoPosted 9 months ago
The man in the Santa Claus suit 1979 includes Fred AstairePosted 9 months ago
The original 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street. Not really lesser known, but I’d happily watch it again and again.
Another one for trading places.Posted 9 months ago
The Lion In WinterPosted 9 months ago
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.Posted 9 months ago
At this time last year a channel appeared somewhere in the depths of the Virgin TV guide called “Xmas 24” or something similar.
There are certainly some lesser known films on there. I for the life of me can’t fathom who watches it. 24 hours of soft focus American drivel featuring that actor you can’t quite place (did they have a bit part in Airwolf?)Posted 9 months ago
Planes trains and automobiles. Not overtly christmassy but feelgood for sure.
Great film, but only feel good if you stop it about fifteen minutes before the end. It’s **** heartbreaking if not.
I’d vote for the original Clash of the Titans or any other Ray Harryhausen film. Always remind me of Christmas for some reason.Posted 9 months ago
Lesser known? Try –
Mixed nutsPosted 9 months ago
Kiss kiss, bang bang
The Christmas MartianPosted 9 months ago
The Poseidon Adventure
I watched that as a kid and got proper stressed by the though of capsizing and being trapped in a ship.
It was then eclipsed by that scene in pearl harbour where the hand are scrabbling at the hole.Posted 9 months ago
Channel 5 and it’s family of channels on Freeview are obsessed with Xmas and have obscure “heartwarming” Xmas films on all the time from late OctoberPosted 9 months ago
JAWS 3 (for the giggles)Posted 9 months ago
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