15 Dec, 2022


Here Are 11 Of The Darkest Christmas Movies Of All Time

By FactsWow Team

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Unsurprisingly, there are so many fun, frothy Christmas movies. After all, Christmas is a time of happiness, enjoyment, and celebration by the thousands.

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'I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Shirley Temple costarred in one of the oldest Christmas movies. Despite her costarring role, it is one of the darker films.

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'It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Although the ending may be uplifting, it is important to remember that the turning point is George Bailey's plan to kill himself at the film's end.

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'Lady in the Lake' (1947)

Despite being set in summer, Raymond Chandler's Lady in the Lake is at Christmas. Christmas isn't usually a season for murder and film noir, but it is this year.

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'Black Christmas' (1974)

A classic Christmas horror movie, Black Christmas was remade twice and remained the quintessential film of the season for many years.

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'Trading Places (1983)

There's no doubt that Trading Places is a 1980s comedy with Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, gratuitous nudity, strange racial stuff, and a bit of darkness.

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'Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

There's no doubt this will be a classic Christmas slasher, with the murderer dressing up as Santa and going on a killing spree on Christmas Eve. It must be the season of giving, after all.

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'Gremlins' (1984)

As much as Gremlins is a horror movie, it is also a comedy, though even in the comedy, there is darkness to be found.

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'Scrooged' (1988)

While they do their best to make the Muppets' version cheerful, 'dark' would be an overstatement in most cases. But not for Scrooged.

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'Die Hard (1988)

Our purpose is not to prosecute well-worn questions. We will state that Die Hard is about Hans Gruber taking control of Nakatomi Plaza and Bruce Willis' John McClane stopping them.

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'Home Alone (1990)

Even though Home Alone was a hugely popular film with families, it has an underlying darkness. A young child is left behind by his worried parents.

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