The 10 best alternative Christmas films

There's no sign of Santa, but these festive flicks will get you in the mood for turkey and mince pies

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The best Christmas films are the ones which put the fairy lights and tinsel up when we least expect it.

Festive films don't have to be schmaltzy fare expounding joy and happiness. They should contain family arguments and rage as well.


Here are the best Christmas films in which there is no chance of Santa climbing down any chimneys.