My Christmas Movie Collection
Hey there, Creepy Peeps!
For this Wednesday’s life/randomness post, I thought I would share my collection of Christmas movies, both horror and not. One thing I immediately realized when I went through my collection is how much I rely on television for some of my favorite Christmas horror movies. For example, you’ll notice how I own Black Christmas (2006), but not it’s far better predecessor, Black Christmas (1974). I guess when you only watch certain movies one month per year, you just feel like you own them? I don’t know.
Anyways, so the picture above is all my Christmas movies. You’ll also notice that I only have three non-horror Christmas films: A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), A Christmas Story (1983), and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989). I can explain that away easily in five words: I hate most Christmas movies. Unless they are horror, of course.
Basically, I hate all the sappy and/or romantic comedy Christmas movies and I don’t like Elf (2003); I know, I know … I just think it’s WAY overrated and overplayed. I think maybe all my years working in retail has scarred me so bad that the only way I can get any enjoyment out of the holidays is to watch people dressed as Santa shove people feet-first into wood-chippers (comment if you know what Christmas movie I’m referencing).
As for the rest of my collection, I think I bought Black Christmas at MovieStop for super cheap. And, at that point, I had only vaguely remembered sneaking into a showing of it as a freshman in high school when it was still in theaters. In short, I bought it without thinking and it’s so bad compared to the original, I can’t think of anyone I hate enough to give it away to.
Jack Frost (1997) is one of those films that is so bad it’s good. You all must admit, it’s bad, but who can pass up seeing a snowman possessed by the soul of a serial killer going around murdering people. It’s all the fun of Child’s Play (1988) and Christmas combined into one film!
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) is another very popular Christmas-horror movie. I feel that it’s kind of gained a cult following in the past couple of years. There were people, mostly parents, who were not happy with the idea of a Santa running around murdering people when this movie first came out. This is another film that’s kind of bad, not as bad as Jack Frost mind you, but still endearing. Well, as endearing as any Christmas-horror movie can be.
A Christmas Horror Story (2015) is a new favorite of mine. It’s a Christmas-horror movie, for one, and it’s an anthology. Win-win. This is one of those rare anthologies where all the shorts are solid; there isn’t a weak one in the whole film, in my opinion! Not to mention this movie has one of the best twists I’ve seen in quite a while.
Last, but certainly not least, is Krampus (2015). An instant classic! It should be noted that I am a huge fan of the director, Michael Dougherty, so it was guaranteed from the moment I saw Krampus that I would love it. Krampus is one of the best balances of horror and comedy I’ve ever seen; it’s the perfect formula. And the puppetry is this film is AMAZING.
So, that’s my Christmas collection! Let me know what Christmas and Christmas-horror movies you have, and which are your favorites to watch this time of year! Below you’ll find links to buy any of these movies if you so wish!
Have a very scary Christmas and stay strange!