Christmas movies you didn't know were Christmas movies

There are only so many times you can watchThe Princess Switch.

And maybe you’ve seen every Christmas movie there is. But there are tons of movies out there that, from the right perspective, count as a holiday watch. Here’s a list of some unsuspecting movies that fall into the Christmas genre.


Director Steven Spielberg’s comedy horror film takes place during Christmas. 사실로, the gremlins themselves arrive in a wrapped present. And though the creatures wreak havoc, they cause destruction while occasionally donning Christmas hats and singing Christmas carols. 사실이야: Monsters and blood don’t scream holiday spirit, but the film could be seen as a cautionary tale on the dangers of gift-giving.
    How to watch it: You can watchGremlinswith a Philo subscription or purchase it on Google Play, 부두, iTunes or Amazon Prime Video.

    ‘Die Hard

    The Bruce Willis action flick is a standard in the genre of unassuming Christmas moviesand for good reason. The movie takes place during a holiday Christmas party. In between fight scenes, there’s snow, a Christmas soundtrack and even an appearance from Santa Claus himself. The film’s director even proclaimed that it should be counted as a classic Christmas movie.
    How to watch it: You can watchDie Hardwith a Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video or Cinemax subscription, or purchase it on YouTube or Vudu.

    '해리 포터’ 영화

    Fans of the books and films know that each installment features a Christmas celebration. Whether it’s the tender moment Harry Potter receives his first array of presents inHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” or the visit to his parent’s hometown inHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” each Christmas celebration holds significance to the plot. 을 더한, there are also recurring gags like questionable gift choices from the well-meaning Hagrid, a yearly knitted sweater from Molly Weasley and a mysterious gift that becomes a life-saving tool in each movie.
    How to watch it: You can watch the “해리 포터” films with a Peacock subscription or purchase them on YouTube, iTunes, 구글 플레이, Vudu or Amazon Prime Video.

    ‘While You Were Sleeping

    As if anyone needed an excuse to catch Sandra Bullock in the classic romantic film. While pretending to be a comatose patient’s fiancée doesn’t seem particularly festive, there are plenty of moments to remind you of the holiday season. There are awkward family dinners, an ice skating scene and Chicago snow. Plenty of twinkle lights and Christmas music also channel the holiday theme.
    How to watch it: You can watchWhile You Were Sleepingwith a Disney+ subscription or purchase it on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, 유튜브, Google Play or Vudu.

    ‘American Psycho

    While the serial killings of a Wall Street broker won’t make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, there’s no denying that this film takes place during the holidays. The film’s black humor surprisingly fits during a killer Christmas scene that inspires Christian Bale’s character, Patrick Bateman, to plan his next murder. It’s almost fitting that his girlfriend, Evelyn, played by Reese Witherspoon, calls hima grinch.
    How to watch it: You can watchAmerican Psychowith a Peacock or Cinemax subscription or purchase it on iTunes, 유튜브, Vudu or Google Play.

    ‘Iron Man 3

    예, it’s a superhero flick. But Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is trying to save the world (다시) during the Christmas season. Even between action-packed scenes, there are shots of a decorated tree, Christmas lights and plenty of snow. Like a modern day Scrooge, Stark goes through a transformation. And his big revelation comes whileJingle Bellsplays in the background.
    How to watch it: You can watchIron Man 3with a Disney+ subscription or purchase it on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, 유튜브, Google Play or Vudu.

    ‘Batman Returns

    Batman’s entire thing is being dark and gritty. He’s the antithesis to the Christmas spirit. But the juxtaposition of the holidays to Michael Keaton’s brooding Batman adds a touch of dark humor to the action flick. The Christmas decorations, blankets of snow and relative cheeriness of Batman’s environment solidify its place as a holiday film without being overly preachy about it. 이번에, the bad guys are literally jumping out of the presents.
    How to watch it: You can watchBatman Returnswith an HBO Max subscription or purchase it on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, 유튜브, Google Play or Vudu.

    ‘Edward Scissorhands

    While a young Johnny Depp walks around with appendages that are a safety hazard, the last third of the film takes place during a Christmas party. And there’s the classic scene where Depp entertains Winona Ryder’s character with handmade ice sculptures over the backdrop of some Christmas carols. Without giving any spoilers, the film’s end is equal parts tragic and snow-filled.
    How to watch it: You can watchEdward Scissorhandswith a Hulu, Starz, Sling TV or Amazon Prime Video subscription or purchase it on iTunes, YouTube or Vudu.

    ‘Trading Places

      This vintage Eddie Murphy film features the comedian at his finest. Here’s the basic premise: the humble Murphy switches lifestyles with an upper class financial broker in order to win a bet. But because the film takes place in Philadelphia during Christmas, there are plenty of holiday gags that add to the movie’s hilarity. 그만큼 drunk Santa scene alone may make it the best accidentally festive movie of all time.
      How to watch it: You can watchTrading Placeswith a purchase on iTunes, 구글 플레이, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube or Vudu.

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