Going home for Christmas? Looking for that perfect holiday film to share with the whole family? Here at the New Republic, we like our Christmas cheer with a little existential dread, so please accept out holiday gift to you: A list of seven offbeat Christmas flicks to get you and your family in that anxious, contemplative mood this season.
1.) L.A. Confidential: Buddy cops bond around a wild office Christmas bash.
3.) Less Than Zero: The best part of college? Coming home to your fam and friends at the holidays.
4.) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: It’s every reporter’s dream: go to Savannah to cover a Christmas party, and stay for the crazy Southern hijinks!
5.) Edward Scissorhands: Wow! A special stranger brings snow just in time for Christmas.
6.) The Ice Harvest: Watch a hilarious pair of pals rush to get all their errands done on Christmas Eve.
7.) In Bruges: What’s more romantic than spending Christmas in the quaint Belgian city of Bruges?