Outside-of-the-Box Christmas Movies (and Where To Stream Them)

Given how many Christmas movies are at your disposal, narrowing down your watchlist for the holidays can be hard. 

With that in mind, we decided to make a list of the greatest Christmas movies that are a bit outside the norm for traditional yuletide movies. 

Here are ten outside-of-the-box Christmas movies to enjoy for those looking for a different sort of Christmas film. 

Die Hard

Die Hard remains one of the most controversial movies of all time, not for its language or violence or anything, but rather for its status as a Christmas movie.

Streaming on Prime Video 


The first of a few horror movies that appear on this list, Gremlins is also strangely one of the more lighthearted (albeit still incredibly creepy) horror movies to watch during the holiday. 

Streaming on HBO Max


Krampus may not be the best Christmas horror movie ever, but it does offer a fun, fresh depiction of the holiday, turning many holiday traditions on its head in unexpected, comedically scary ways.

Streaming on Hulu