naughty or nice?
From the classics to subversive takes on the season, here are our picks to get you in a festive mood
Black Christmas (1974)
A murderer gives the residents of a sorority
house a very scary Christmas by decking the halls with their blood in this early slasher lm es ite its narrative aws it is the erfect antidote for all the tinsel and twinkle that
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Opening with a Christmas party, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman become pawns in this se ually charged lm lled with lies, adultery, and masked fanatics. Essential
for those that want an unnerving yet contemporary
o you want a lm that is naughty but festive and satirical but cute? This 19 s Christmas classic is ust for you. The main character Gizmo the mogwai looks like the kind of harmless pet you d give your loved one if you were mischievous and want to ruin their Christmas spirit.
The Silent Partner (1978)
This lm starts with a Toronto bank teller double crossing a department store Santa Claus who is trying to rob his store. This is ust the
starting premise of a well put together lm something
bound to interest the amateur detective in you.
The Shining (1980)
This wintry horror classic starts off innocent enough until Jack Nicholson comes at you in a frenzied attempt to chop your head off with an axe. A must watch if you want something thought provoking for the holidays.
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks star as competing bookstore owners who hate each other in real life but unknowingly fall in love through an AOL email chat room. If you are in the mood for a lighthearted
romance, watch this.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
“Is there anyone that knows what Christmas is all about?” questions Charlie Brown in this uplifting cartoon that
sees the Peanuts characters nursing an ailing little Christmas tree and learning the value
It’s a Wonderful Life
A moving tribute to the power of the individual. This family classic is a true delight, as James Stewart puts on an iconic performance as a good hearted yet suicidal man who is given a chance to look at life again with
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Every day feels like Christmas for Authur, son
of Santa, as he helps his dad deliver all of the world’s presents in one evening. Let this humorous animation take you on a journey as this clumsy kid leaves the North Pole on a mission, complete with his reindeer and elves in tow.
Joyeux Noel (2005)
The WWI Christmas season of 1914 is the setting for this snowy heart-warmer in which British, French, and German soldiers agree on a cease re to celebrate Christmas. This is a disarming and moving picture which is sure to bring cheer to those who believe in the goodness