25 of the best alternative Christmas movies

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

"Merry Christmas, 007." George Lazenby was no Sean Connery but he still managed to wed Emma Peel and spend his Christmas Eve surrounded by beautiful women on a snow-dusted mountaintop. Not too shabby when compared to our Christmas, spent slumped on a sofa surrounded by Quality Street wrappers.

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Bad Santa (1994)

He's not fat, he's not round, and he definitely isn't jolly. Billy Bob Thornton's booze-drinking, womanising Santa Claus is hilarious, in a dark comedy sort of way.

A strange friend in the form of a socially inept boy called Thurman Merman makes the off-the-rails Santa see the error of his ways after years of drug abuse and robberies. Heartwarming and filthy at the same time and therefore probably the ultimate alternative Christmas movie.

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