Quirky Christmas Viewing

by IMDb-Editors | created - 01 Dec 2012 | updated - 13 Jun 2013 | Public

If you're looking for some holiday-themed fare that's a little out of the ordinary, have we got some titles for you. Warning: these are not your traditional, sweet-as-candy-canes Christmas specials.

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1. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 10,337

2. Silent Night (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

53 Metascore

The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue, Rick Skene

Votes: 7,038 | Gross: $0.01M

3. A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008 TV Special)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

Join Stephen Colbert and his friends--Toby Keith, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Feist, Willie Nelson, and Jon Stewart --for a yuletide evening of song, dance and nog-induced dementia.

Director: Jim Hoskinson | Stars: Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Rich Dahm, Leslie Feist

Votes: 847

4. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 12,321 | Gross: $2.49M

5. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

71 Metascore

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 24,193 | Gross: $0.26M

6. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: A Very Sunny Christmas (2009)

Unrated | 43 min | Comedy

After years of being mistreated by Frank during the holiday season when he buys gifts for himself, Dennis and Dee decide to teach him a lesson by contacting his old business partner, Eugene... See full summary »

Director: Fred Savage | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 3,172

7. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Warrior of the Lost World (1993)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A hero and his talking motorcycle take on an evil dictator in Warrior of the Lost World (1983). The guys try to get post-apocalyptic driving permits and discuss things to do after the apocalypse.

Director: Trace Beaulieu | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 374

8. Black Christmas (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror

22 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 23,354 | Gross: $16.24M

10. The League of Gentlemen (1999–2017)
Episode: The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Horror

Alone in the chapel of hope on Christmas Eve Reverend Bernice hates Christmas,since her mother was carried off by Papa Lazarou disguised as Santa Claus when she was a child. She has three ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Bendelack | Stars: Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, David Arnold, Frances Cox

Votes: 263

11. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 11,251

12. Be My Oswald (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

A militant vegetarian, known as B, recruits a clueless socialite activist, known as A, for a holiday mission that might change the world. They communicate via phone and fax as A completes a... See full summary »

Director: Don Cato | Stars: Rich Bogle, Katha Cato, Jeannie Gaffigan, Mary Huner

Votes: 18



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