We all know the holiday faves: It’s A Wonderful Life, The Year Without Santa Claus, A Christmas Story, Miracle of 34th Street, and my personal favorite: White Christmas, but there are, oh, so many others that may be forgotten when planning what to watch while wrapping all those last-minute goodies. So, if you want something a little left of center, perhaps give one of the following 15 a view:

  1. Die Hard (1988) – Yippy Ki Yay Merry Christmasers!Die Hard Christmas

  2. Krampus (2015) – You’ve lost your Christmas spirit, eh?  Let me introduce you to my not so little fiend.Krampus2015

  3. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) – Some hunters venture out to capture some free-range SantasSanta in Chains (Rare Exports- A Christmas Tale)

  4. Gremlins (1984) – So, is that midnight central or standard time?Gizmo Santa hat

  5. Bad Santa (1994) – He’s a dirty, dirty Santa!bad-santa-billy-bob-thornton

  6. Batman Returns (1992) – More villains than a gaggle of mall Santas – oh, and Christopher Walkenbatman-returns-catwoman-and-penguin

  7. Santa’s Slay (2005) – Santa Bill Goldberg was forced to be a jolly giver…but that time is now over.  Ps Watch the opening scene if nothing else.santas-slay

  8. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) – A sledding beheading…and stuff.silent_night_deadly_night_Poster

  9. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) – Harold’s square and Danny Trejo is an ugly Christmas sweater wearing father-in-law serving up some busted chops amongst expected zaniness.a-very-harold-&-kumar-3d-christmas-claymation-sequence-500x209

  10. Scrooged (1988) – Billy Murray as Scrooge…enough said.  Guest shot by BM’s real brother.  Ps. It was the SS Minnow James, SS Minnow!bill-murray-scrooge

  11. Trading Places (1984) – Is that a fish down your pants Santa, or are you just glad to see me?'Trading Places' Film - 1983

  12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – A woman falls apart waiting to be noticed by a man who has become so obsessed with Christmas he has neglected his own work and the people who rely on him.The-Nightmare-Before-Christmas

  13. Black Christmas (1974) – Some sorority sisters never make it home for winter break.Black Christmas

  14. Prometheus ( 2012) – Celebrating Christmas in space while looking for the Little guy’s Dad.Prometheus-Captain-Christmas-Tree

  15. Die Hard 2 (1990) You would think John McClane and clan would just stop celebrating Christmas….well, maybe after this year.Die_Hard_2