When we're talking Christmas movies in everybody comes up with titles like "Home Alone", "Santa Clause", if you're into classics - "It's a Winderful Life", if you're into cartoons - various Christmas specials... But there are some movies that are (sort of) Christmas movies and you just don't associate them with Christmas.
And here's my Top 3 of such movies :)
3. BATMAN RETURNS
Tim Burton's gothic vision of Gotham City from the first movie is taken a step further. Covered with snow Gotham's even more grim, especially when you have sexy feline-fetish Selina Kyle slashing around with her whip-tale, an ominous circus ravaging the streets and helping grotesque Penguin biting off noses and kidnaping sleeping children to drown them in the icy waters of the city sewers
2. DIE HARD
"Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."
Detective John McClane isn't exactly the kid-friendly family entertainment for the holidays ;)
Some years before "Home Alone" Chris Columbus wrote "Gremlins" and with Steven Spielberg as an executive producer and Joe Dante on the director's chair you just can't get anything but a cult classic! Seems like Billy's got the best Christmas present ever, but don't be fooled by cute little Gizmo, this is not another E.T. and things are about to get out of control! "Gremlins" sure is disturbing for some parents, but I don't think that the kids really care ;) It's gonna be one hell of a Christms!