Merry Christmas From Art Attack! Five Underappreciated Holiday Classics to Watch

Categories: Film and TV

Did the weeks of pre-holiday shopping, cooking, and family interaction leave you feeling a bit run down? It's understandable; there's just something about the most wonderful time of year that can leave even the the strongest among us looking for peace away from our friends and family.

Perhaps you should consider making yourself something warm to drink, putting your feet up, and watching a nice holiday flick. We're not talking It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, or Elf either; no, today is a day to enjoy this holiday movies that haven't been ruined my near constant exposure year in and year out. If you haven't seen these flicks before you're in for a treat, and if you have then get reacquainted with an old friend. Don't thank us -- just have a Merry Christmas!

5. Brazil
For those looking for: Quality Cinema

While the film itself is largely considered to be one of the greatest of all time by people who like movies, most forget that it takes places during Christmas. So while it's correctly rated as a film film it's underrated as a holiday film. Therefor you should give it a watch- you can even choose the "Love Conquers All" version if you absolutely need a happy ending today.

4. The Magic Christmas Tree
For those looking for:
Something Batshit Insane

The Magic Christmas Tree is the classic tale of a boy, a witch, a talking Christmas tree that can grant wishes, and Santa Claus. It's also a powerful tale of how absolute power corrupts absolutely. OK, maybe calling it powerful is a bit of a stretch, unless powerful suddenly means "utterly bewildering." Give it a watch, and then seek out the Rifftrax version for extra laughts.

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KD Davis
KD Davis

I would add Trading Places.

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