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    21 Lesser Known Christmas Movies That You Should Definitely Watch Over Christmas

    A Christmas zombie musical. What more could you want?!

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community what under-the-radar Christmas movies do they love to watch during the festive period, and there are some amazing recommendations. Get ready to find your new favourite Christmas flick!

    1. The Night Before

    Columbia Pictures

    "The Night Before with Seth Rogan, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gorgon-Levitt is mine and my boyfriend's annual Christmas film. It's a really good twist on A Christmas Carol, aimed at a more adult audience. Definitely worth watching!"


    2. Mickey's Christmas Carol


    "It's really hard to find on VHS or DVD but it's an absolute classic and I watch it every year!"


    3. Fred Claus

    Warner Bros

    "Fred Claus is a great twist on the naughty and nice trope, and Vince Vaughn is brilliant as the troubled brother of Santa!"


    4. Father Christmas

    Channel 4

    "The animated short film Father Christmas based on Raymond Briggs’ book. It’s all about what Father Christmas does during the rest of the year. Warning though, you see a lot of Father Christmas’ backside."


    5. The Family Stone

    20th Century Fox

    "It is so sweet and fun and the perfect level of holiday cringe. The scene with 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' playing in the background breaks my heart and leaves me crying every time."


    6. Prancer

    Orion Pictures

    "I watched it every year as a kid. A girl finds an injured reindeer and believes he’s Prancer. It's an '80s Christmas classic."


    7. A Year Without a Santa Claus

    Warner Bros

    "It's a brilliant claymation movie, I watch it every year and it doesn't feel like Christmas until I watch it."


    8. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Warner Bros.

    "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was a must-watch every year when I was a kid. When people tell me they’ve never seen it I am SHOCKED! It’s funny, sweet and relatable."


    9. Mixed Nuts

    TriStar Pictures

    "I watch it every Christmas, It's so witty and unexpected and the cast is amazing! I will hold on to this movie forever."


    10. 12 Dates of Christmas


    "The lead protagonist has to repeat the same day over and over until she gets it just right. kind of like Groundhog Day but Christmas themed."


    11. Mrs. Santa Claus

    Hallmark Entertainment

    "It's a made-for-TV movie with Angela Lansbury and has amazing singing and dancing!"


    12. Annabelle's Wish

    Hallmark Home Entertainment

    "A young cow dreams of being one of Santa’s reindeer. It’s a heart warming story of love and family, plus it has great music from Dolly Parton and Randy Travis."


    13. Deck the Halls

    20th Century Fox
    20th Century Studios

    "It stars Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick and is highly underrated. It's also great for both adults and kids. The ending is the perfect mix of heartwarming and cheesy!"


    14. Unaccompanied Minors

    Warner Bros

    "The kids are hilarious, Lewis Black is hilariously grumpy, and the plot is super original. Definitely doesn't get the recognition it deserves."


    15. Get Santa

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "Santa loses his reindeer in London and gets arrested trying to get them back. It's honestly adorable, and has a star-studded cast including Rafe Spall, Warwick Davis, Jodie Whittaker and Jim Broadbent"


    16. A Garfield Christmas


    "We watch A Garfield Christmas every December. It’s got love, family, a sassy grandma, music, and laughs. The movie theme is about making Christmas more that just materialistic gifts."


    17. Anna and the Apocalypse

    Vertigo Releasing

    "It's a Christmas zombie musical. What more could you want?"


    18. Bad Santa

    Dimension Films

    "I watch Bad Santa every Christmas without fail."


    19. Krampus

    Universal Pictures

    "It’s not your traditional Christmas film but if you love horror at Christmas why not?!"


    20. Surviving Christmas

    DreamWorks Pictures

    "It stars Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara and Christina Applegate. I know a lot of people didn't like it but I find it enjoyable."


    21. Arthur Christmas

    Columbia Pictures

    "Arthur Christmas is my absolute favourite. It's so sweet and funny and I wish more people knew about it!"


    Note: Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.

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