21+ Christmas Movies for Scrooges and Grinches

It’s hard, guys. Sometimes, it’s just so damn hard getting those you love into the Christmas spirit. And I get it. You’re not 5 years old anymore, but you maybe haven’t got kids. Christmas is more about busy shops, expense and awkwardness than it is about excitement, presents and Santa Claus. But Christmas movies are a GREAT way to get into a festive spirit for the uninitiated, and they don’t have to be the typical sort, like Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Home Alone (1990) or It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).

So many action, sci-fi and drama films just have Christmas as a setting or time of year for the film, rather than a central theme. Albeit, some in a very small way. So the next time you want to watch a Christmas movie with your love one who has Grinch-like tendencies, why don’t you suggest the following…

*I know that the Harry Potter films, The English Patient (1996) are briefly set at Christmas but I’ve tried to pick films that the average Christmas-hater would like. Like, C’mon, if you like Harry Potter you like Christmas. Am I Right?

Christmas Movies for Scrooges

Die Hard is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© Twentieth Century Fox

1. Die Hard (1989) & the film series

Eyes Wide Shut is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© Warner Bros

2. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Batman Returns is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© Warner Bros

3. Batman Returns (1992)

Lethal Weapon is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1987 Warner Bros. Pictures

4. Lethal Weapon (1987) & the film series

Prometheus is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Corporation

5. Prometheus (2012)

American Psycho is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© Lionsgate Films

6. American Psycho (2000)

Brazil is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© Courtesy of AMPAS

7. Brazil (1985)

Iron Man 3 is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 2012 MVLFFLLC. ™ & 2012 Marvel

8. Iron Man 3 (2013)

Edward Scissorhands is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 20th Century Fox

9. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 2004 Warner Bros

10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

LA Confidential is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1997 – Warner Bros. Entertainment

11. L.A. Confidential (1997)

Gremlins is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1984 Warner Bros.

12. Gremlins (1984)

Carol is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 2015 The Weinstein Company

13. Carol (2015)

The Godfather is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1972 – Paramount Pictures

14. The Godfather (1972) & the film series

Toy Story is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1995 – The Walt Disney Company

15. Toy Story (1995) & the film series & the shorts

Boogie Nights is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1997 – New Line Cinema

16. Boogie Nights (1997)

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1975 – Warner Bros.

17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Full Metal Jacket is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© Warner Bros. Entertainment.

18. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

This one’s a bit loose… I know it is. Just go with it.

The Princess Bride is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1987 – MGM

19. The Princess Bride (1987)

In Bruges is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© Focus Features & Universal Studios

20. In Bruges (2008)

The Long Kiss Goodnight is a Christmas movie made for the Scrooges and Grinches of the world! | almostginger.com
© 1996 New Line Cinema

21. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Any Christmas movies that have barely anything to do with Christmas that I’ve missed?

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I'm the human and hair behind Almost Ginger. I'm a cinephile travel obsessive vegetarian currently residing in Manchester.

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