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This list admittedly is a little strange but go with it!   It’s a list of my favorite movies to watch during Christmas movies that are NOT your typical Christmas films!

In other words, A Christmas Story and Elf and other traditional Holiday pictures are ineligible!   Behold, it’s East Side Dave’s Top 5 Non-Christmas, Christmas Movies!   Happy Holidays!


5.) The Godfather

Hey, the greatest gangster flick ever is actually chockful of Christmas!

The Godfather Christmas

The Godfather Part |


4.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This magical tale of wizardry has amazing scenes of Holiday cheer sprinkled throughout the series.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - christmas at Hogwarts (HD)

Merry Christmas everybody! I do not own these scenes: all rights reserved: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


3.) Lethal Weapon

The classic buddy-cop movie takes place during the Holiday season…including this awesome, shootout scene on a Christmas tree lot!

Lethal Weapon | Christmas Tree Shootout and Coke Deal [HD]

"Where's your buddy?"Mel Gibson is a legend and was always a little crazy.


2.) Gremlins

Little green monsters who are rapidly multiplying in an attempt to take over a small town on Christmas Eve?!   Santa would approve!

Gremlins - Christmas carolers scene

Watch this darkly hilarious scene from Joe Dante's classic Gremlins to get ready for Xmas!


1.) Die Hard

The King of Non-Christmas, Christmas Movies.   Yippee-Ki-Yay, mother-f***er!

Die Hard | The Greatest Christmas Story | 20th Century FOX

Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents a...


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