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The fire is crackling, the chocolate is hot, and it's time to settle in with a movie. You and your friends scroll your favorite streaming services to find the perfect thing to watch. White Christmas? Elf? Inevitably, someone is locked and loaded with a movie that SCREAMS Christmas, but isn't really a Christmas movie. All these choices and you can't decide - so why not let us do it for you?
Just because it takes place at the holidays... doesn't make it a holiday movie!
You love a little bit of chaotic fun, it's written in your DNA. Gremlins is a mix of sweet Mogwai antics and sheer Gremlin insanity that is sure to light up your Holidays... especially if something explodes. You're also not much of a rule follower, so it's likely you'd feed them after midnight and get them wet, just to stir things up.
The Sound of Music
For a movie that never mentions Christmas... people sure do love to act like it's meant for Christmas. It has a little bit of everything (and even some stuff you don't want;) Romance, war, JULIE ANDREWS!
My Favorite Things planted its foot in the Christmas tree stand, and apparently doesn't plan on leaving. Flip on this classic for a hint of nostalgia this holiday season.
Iron Man 3
You're hardworking, and you love to see other people do the same - that's why you and Tony Stark are the perfect duo. One Christmas scene does not a Holiday movie make, but an exception can always be made for the MCU, right? Right!
The tried and true, the ultimate movie choice that divides audiences. It's stubborn in its spot of the #1 un-conventional holiday movie, but to you, that's what makes it so special. You will fight tooth and nail for this action packed not-so-holiday extravaganza (and probably convince the rest of the group to watch it.)
Catch Me if You Can
Frank is a little bit of everything, ever changing and crafty. Just like you! This movie is bounces you around from career, to new places, with a story that has only a sliver of a Christmas scene. But hey, what's this for if not to pair you with your perfect unconventional Holiday watch, huh?
Now I know what you're thinking - "But Krampus is a Christmas ICON!" Well, is he really? He may be a villain, but he's not out to STEAL Christmas like the Grinch, he's trying to save it and punish people for being greedy and horrible. No matter how you sleeve a creature feature, it's still a horror movie, and those aren't necessarily anyone's "feel good" holiday goal. Leave it to Libra to suggest something that's the most "on brand" for the setting.
This movie? Nothing to do with the holidays. One scene with a holiday party? Boom. Holiday staple. It's a horror classic, for sure, and you are more than happy to bring the scary stuff to your friends. For you, it's more like Happy Horrordays, am I right?
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Nothing says "merry and bright" like murder and mystery, right? Right. You love a little action and drama to help you relax, which is what the holidays are really about... you hope...
After a long day oh holiday stress, a holiday adjacent thriller will always hit the spot for a Sagittarius.
There is something so comforting about emotional movies for a Scorpio, and the warmth of the holidays SCREAMS comfort! Probably. You saw a tree in this one and now you'll make your friends watch it event holiday season.
Walking in a winter wonder Bat...man... or land, or something. It's snowy, the villain is the Penguin, the confusion with this one is understood; however, this isn't a exactly the most effective or sensical make up of a holiday movie. A great movie, sure, but not one of your everyday Christmas classics (for most!)
Black Christmas (1974, obviously!)
This one fits within the Krampus effect! Set AT Christmas, but not even a little bit Christmas like. Sure, all the makings of a Holiday classic: a tree, a group of "family-like" people, but it also has violence and gore, not exactly two things that go hand in hand with the warm and fuzzy holiday feeling. Well worth the watch, you'll tell your friends, but they won't always be so sure.
This movie gives that warm and fuzzy holiday feeling, with a snowy and sleek motif that a lot of the best holiday movies have. The one things it doesn't exactly have is the actual holiday aspect. There's just something about Tim Burton that gets you in the winter feeling though, right? Just Geminis? Okay, we get it...