The Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About

Dec 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET
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Guys, it's December already. Can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday we were taking down the holiday decorations, and lo and behold, the darn things are already back up. While my bank account might not be ready for the holiday season (correction: it's not), we are ready for our favorite winter activity: cozying up on the couch and watching movies. Movie after movie after movie. We're talking hours of film watching, and we're not ashamed of it. December is meant to be spent sitting on our butts (and shopping on the internet, of course, because going to a store is so last century).

Of course, everyone knows the holiday classics: A Christmas StoryIt’s a Wonderful LifeMiracle on 34th Street, even Gremlins. But we’ve also seen them a million times and some have worn out their welcome. Luckily, there are a bunch of great festive seasonal films that are a bit overlooked — and they come in every genre. Let’s take a closer look. 

1 /15: 'Better Off Dead'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Better Off Dead
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1/15 :'Better Off Dead'

2 /15: 'Black Christmas'

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2/15 :'Black Christmas'

3 /15: 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
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3/15 :'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'

4 /15: 'The Nice Guys'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | The Nice Guys
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4/15 :'The Nice Guys'

5 /15: 'Bridget Jones's Diary'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Bridget Jones Diary
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5/15 :'Bridget Jones's Diary'

6 /15: 'Wake in Fright'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Wake In Fright
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6/15 :'Wake in Fright'

7 /15: 'Die Hard'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Die Hard
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7/15 :'Die Hard'

8 /15: 'Tangerine'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Tangerine
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8/15 :'Tangerine'

9 /15: 'Scrooged'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Scrooged
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9/15 :'Scrooged'

10 /15: 'Little Women'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Little Women
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10/15 :'Little Women'

11 /15: 'The Family Stone'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Family Stone
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11/15 :'The Family Stone'

12 /15: 'Mixed Nuts'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Mixed Nuts
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12/15 :'Mixed Nuts'

13 /15: 'In Bruges'

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13/15 :'In Bruges'

14 /15: 'The Lion in Winter'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | The Lion In Winter
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14/15 :'The Lion in Winter'

15 /15: 'Tokyo Godfathers'

Best Christmas Movies You Forgot About | Tokyo Godfathers
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15/15 :'Tokyo Godfathers'