8 Christmas Films With No Christmas Cheer

Thursday, December 22 by

Trading Places

Sure, the bad guys in this film get their comeuppance by the end of the film, and the good guys end up drinking on the beach with hot women, but here’s the thing: It doesn’t get resolved in time for Christmas. It’s not until New Years and the following days that revenge is exacted. At Christmas, everyone was bummed and the story was still building. It’s odd, but something that always bothered me. Perhaps because I am odd.

Black Christmas

Again, this horror film doesn’t play to the Christmas theme as much as you would think (fear?), despite having “Christmas” in its name. Nothing terribly symbolic or thematic here. Just a bunch of sorority girls getting hacked up during the holidays. Not very Christmas-y. Not a bit.

Reindeer Games

Haha. REINDEER GAMES! It’s a movie set during Christmas that has an awful Christmas pun/double entendre in the title. In fact, that’s all the title is!

Ben Affleck gets forced to commit a robbery… during Christmas.

Again cue the boy from the Crash paragraph, “BUT THIS IS THE ONE TIME PER YEAR BEN AFFLECK ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE ROBBING CASINOS!”

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