1. "Die Hard". Obviously it's an action movie first, but it's also a Christmas movie.
2. "Gremlins". Remember, Gizmo is given as a Christmas gift. And even though the movie has a sense of humor, people die.
3. "Bad Santa". Billy Bob Thornton plays a drunk department store Santa who moonlights as a burglar. And Lauren Graham plays a woman with a Santa fetish.
4. "Jack Frost". A week before Christmas, a serial killer named Jack Frost gets turned into a snowman after coming into contact with some kind of genetic material.
5. "The Family Man". Nicolas Cage dumps his girlfriend Tea Leoni, and they both go on to become rich, successful and single. But one Christmas, an angel gives Nic a "glimpse" of what his life would have been like if they'd stayed together.
6. "Black Christmas". Sorority girls getting killed. Ho Ho Ho.
7. "Home Alone". Macauley Culkin is so neglected, his family gets to the airport to start their holiday vacation without realizing he's not there . . . and he devises cruel, "Saw"-like traps to fend off burglars.
8. "It's a Wonderful Life". Despite being possibly the sweetest, most generous man on the planet, George Bailey's life is one tragedy after another. It's no wonder he's suicidal.
9. "Rare Exports". Reindeer herders in Finland uncover the true inspiration for Santa Claus . . . an ancient creature who punishes bad children. Not to mention his naked, demented "elves". (This movie ROCKS. Check it out, if you can handle subtitles.)
10. "Batman Returns". Kind of like "Die Hard", people don't necessarily think of it as a Christmas movie. But it takes place at Christmas, and decorations are even used as weapons. If you haven't seen it, that's the one with Danny DeVito as the Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, and Michael Keaton as Batman.