Men, just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Christmas celebration in your own manly way. Below are 13 of the manliest Christmas cinematic experiences that counteract the sweet, little, innocent Christmas culture most men have grown accustomed to.
So go ahead — dim the lights, spike the eggnog, and sit back and enjoy some holiday viewing the way you’ve always wanted.
13 Super Manly Christmas Movies :
13. “Trading Places” (1983)
Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy — together, making you laugh. Need I say more?
12. “Reindeer Games” (2000)
Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise and Charlize Theron star in this festive heist movie.
11. “Black Christmas” (1974)
Who doesn’t like a horror movie at Christmas? Especially one that has a sorority house and a serial killer.
10. “Scrooged” (1988)
This is essentially a warped take on the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol — except this adaptation is more for adults than for the little ones.
9. “Rocky IV” (1985)
When does Rocky battle for national pride and the memory of the late Apollo Creed? On Christmas Day, of course.
8. “We’re No Angels” (1955)
A feel good flick about three escaped convicts (Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov) who hide out in a local grocery store — only to have a seasonal change of heart about their bad-boy behavior.
7. “Lethal Weapon” (1955)
Just watching the shoot-out scene at the Christmas tree farm warms the heart every time.
6. “Gremlins” (1984)
What’s more Christmas than stuffed-animal sized evil creatures terrorizing a town?
5. “A Christmas Story” (1983)
TBS will be showing it all day on Christmas. That should be a holiday in itself.
4. “Bad Santa” (2003)
A raunchy ride made specifically for men tired of the sugary, fluffy Christmas films from yesteryear. It has everything a man wants in a film — sex, alcohol, tomfoolery, cons, and lots and lots of bullying.
3. “Die Hard” (1988)
Bruce Willis, a few thieves-disguised-as-terrorists, and a Christmas Eve party in the Nakatomi Plaza. This needs no further explanation. If anyone questions your motives — simply replay with “Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.”
2. “Christmas Vacation” (1989)
Just how many ways can things go wrong for when the ultimate dad decides to concoct the perfect family Christmas? This is Chevy Chase in his prime doing what Chevy Chase does best — make people laugh.
1. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
Anyone who says this movie isn’t manly doesn’t understand men, Christmas, or George Bailey.
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