Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Alternative Christmas Movies on Netflix

Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas.  With lots of new movies in the multiplex’s you might be tempted to take one in. But if you feel like sitting at home and watching some movies on Netflix there are also lots of choices. 
There are the classics White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, The Polar Express, and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.  Or maybe you are going to watch A Christmas Story marathon on TBS.  But maybe you’re like me and are looking for something a little different.  Well here is my list of Alternative Christmas Movie choices. 

1.  Rare Imports: A Christmas Tale – A Finnish horror movie about a killer Santa Claus.  For those that enjoy a little scare on your Christmas day this is the movie for you.  It is not a gory slasher movie like Silent Night, Deadly Night nor a cheesy movie like Santa’s Slay or Jack Frost.  It is just a well-made thriller.  It is definitely worth checking out if you don’t mind reading subtitles. 

2.  Becoming Santa- A wonderful documentary about a guy’s quest to be a Santa Claus for a season.  It is funny and touching.  The funniest parts take place at a Santa school.  Who knew there was a place where they teach you how to be Santa Claus.  I was glad I was able to catch this at the Milwaukee Film Fest a few years ago. 

3.  Santa Claus Conquers the Martians-  If you like really cheesy old movies this is the one for you.  I have to say I have not seen this whole movie but from what I have seen it is pretty ridiculous.  The premise is that Martians kidnap Santa to bring back to Mars so their kids can have Christmas.  The movie is so bad that it even got its own episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000.  If you’re in the mood for a double feature you can check out the MST3K episode on you tube.  


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