This time of year, it's hard to avoid getting into the holiday spirit. However, if you're like me, you've probably watched films like "A Christmas Story" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" enough times to make you puke. Luckily, there are plenty of edgier Christmas movies out there for us rocker types.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a dark, yet playful marriage of Halloween and Christmas. Tim Burton tells the story of Jack Skellington discovering the holiday, complete with Burton's signature dark style.

Bad Santa

This is probably my favorite Christmas movie of all time. Billy Bob Thornton plays Willie, an alcoholic criminal posed as a mall Santa and his dwarf friend posed as his elf. As you can imagine, you don't want to watch this one with the kids around.

Friday After Next

While this isn't my favorite in the Friday series, it is one of my favorite Christmas movies. The third in Ice Cube's Friday series, Friday After Next features a lot of the same characters as the original, and even more from the second film, Next Friday, and always makes for a good chuckle around the holidays.

Die Hard

Die Hard is perhaps the most hotly debated Christmas movie of all time. Is it actually a Christmas movie? A lot of people think so. Bruce Willis stars in this classic action movie set during Christmas time, a favorite non-traditional Christmas film to curl up next to the fire and watch.

Black Christmas

And finally, we dip into the horror genre. Black Christmas is hailed by horror fanatics as a classic film of the genre and is often considered highly underrated. Again, this isn't a good one to watch with little ones around.

As Amazon Associates, we earn on qualifying purchases.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app