25 best alternative Christmas movies

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

There's nothing holy about this slasher film. It’s about an axe-wielding Santa – so it's definitely not one for the kids. But it does put a completely different spin on what Santa does to the badly behaved. Kind of. It's more to do with the psychological effects of witnessing your parents getting hacked to death by a man posing as Santa. But it does involve skewering a topless girl on the antlers of a mounted antelope head. Ouch.

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