As a Cult movie lover (and overall pessimist) I’ve always gravitated towards films that show the dark side of a festive period and the ones I’ve covered as the ones that I never miss during Christmas. But over the years “A Christmas Story” (1983) has become a tradition as it’s the only film I know that perfectly captures the feeling of Christmas from a child’s perspective.
The ultimate Cult-Christmas flick belongs to a movie that’s simply titled “Black Christmas” (1974). A low-budget Canadian effort that didn’t receive much fanfare when initially released; it has gained near immortal status among horror buffs ever since and for many viewers, like myself, it’s required viewing every holiday season.
Like most film lovers I have a batch of Christmas movies I watch to get me in the mood. These include the classics like; „It‘s a Wonderful Life“ (1946), „A Christmas Story“ (1983), „Christmas Vacation“ (1989) and such. But November has evolved into the month where the dark side of Christmas is explored with a few Cult-Christmas flicks. They‘re not all good but they are pretty much unmissable this time of year in my household.