25 best alternative Christmas movies

Feck the halls with boughs of holly – here are the best films offering a skewed take on the season of goodwill

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

It’s set at Christmas, but The Long Kiss Goodnight’s peck on the cheek of festivity ends there (and with a soundtrack that includes Elvis Presley’s Santa Claus Is Back In Town). But get this: it was penned by the same screenwriter (Shane Black) who wrote Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Last Boy Scout – all set at Christmas. Spooky, eh?

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