12 films for those who hate the New Year

New Year’s Eve chores cheer up and bring the long-awaited holiday closer with chiming clocks and making wishes. However, not everyone likes the Christmas bustle, which unsettles the usual rut and completely deprives of strength. We have collected films specifically for those who do not like the New Year and are planning to spend their holidays watching movies with a scenario that is not standard for winter holidays.

Hunt for Santa (2020)

Selfish Billy shamelessly spends his millionaire grandmother’s money, so he goes berserk at his New Year’s gift. Under the tree, the boy discovers a piece of black coal – and decides to take revenge on Santa. Billy hires a professional hitman who must eliminate the offender, but Klaus has his own scores with ungrateful humanity. It is more and more difficult to surprise children with a gift, and the purchase of pleasant surprises has long turned into a mass marketing campaign.

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Original title:
Fatman

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Comedy

Actors:
Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste …

Country:
UK, Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 5.9

Age Limits :
18


All My Friends Are Dead (2020)

The Polish film is ideal for those who do not like Christmas and friendly gatherings. A large group of young people gather in a country house to have fun during the holidays, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. Just one accident was enough to set off a shocking chain reaction leading to imminent disaster .

 

Original title:
Wszyscy moi przyjaciele nie zyja

Genre:
Drama, comedy, crime

Actors:
Yuliya Veniava-Narkevich, Mateusz Weclawek, Adam Turczyk …

Country:  
Poland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 5.8


Krampus (2015)

A fun horror movie is a great alternative to romantic melodramas about winter magic. In one of the houses of a provincial town, a large, but completely unfriendly family gathers for the holidays. Little Max dreams of a Christmas miracle and sincerely believes in Santa Claus, so he makes a careless wish that completely changes the lives of warring relatives.

Original title:
Krampus

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama, comedy

Actors:
MJ Anthony, Adam Scott, Toni Collette…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
16


Oz (2015)

The Russian film is simply created for those who hate the New Year, and the main character of the picture is in danger of being among them. While the residents of Yekaterinburg are laying festive tables and cutting salads, Lenka Shabadinova is desperately trying to get into the kiosk on Torforezov Street. The girl does not suspect that the winter night has prepared for her an unusual quest with a crazy scenario.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Yana Troyanova, Gosha Kutsenko, Andrey Ilyenkov …

Country: 
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
18


Christmas Scary (2015)

The Canadian horror film includes four short stories, the plot of which is far from good stories. Adults love Christmas and kids look forward to it, but the town of Bailey Downs has been left out of the magic . Instead of a bearded grandfather, the evil Krampus roams the streets, bringing continuous trouble. People are forced to make serious sacrifices when faced with a powerful evil.

Original title:
A Christmas Horror Story

Genre:  
Horror, fantasy, detective

Actors:
William Shatner, George Busa, Rob Archer…

Country:  
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
18


Bloody Santa (2010)

There is a legend in the Netherlands that Saint Nicholas was never a kind old man, and on the eve of the holidays he terrorized the people. Angry people burned the demon on the ship , but centuries later the spirit returned in a new guise. Saint Nicholas brings death instead of gifts, and no one manages to escape reprisal. A little boy miraculously survives a bloody massacre, after which he develops a cruel plan of revenge for ruining the holiday.

 

Original title:
Sint

Genre:  
Horror, comedy

Actors:
Egbert Jan Weber, Bert Luppes, Karo Lenssen …

Country:  
Netherlands

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.8, IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
16


Santa for Sale (2010)

While drilling for an oil well, workers accidentally stumble upon an ancient burial site and blow up the site in hopes of discovering the treasure . The destruction frees the evil spirit – and strange events begin to occur in the local town. Reindeer are dying in herds, electrical appliances and small children are missing from houses. One of the fathers sets a trap in the yard to catch the criminal, and the man succeeds.

Original title:
Rare Exports

Genre:  
Horror, fantasy, adventure

Actors:
Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Tommi Korpela..

Country:  
Finland, Norway, France, Sweden

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16


Four Christmases (2008)

Brad and Kate have been together for a few years but are in no hurry to tie the knot for good reason. Both grew up in single-parent families, and negative experiences make them avoid official relationships. On Christmas Eve, Brad and Kate need to visit their parents, who have already found a mate, so the lovers have to visit four families. An ordinary trip turns into a rethinking of values ​​- and no one is able to predict the end of history.

 

Original title:
Four Christmases

Genre:  
Comedy, romance

Actors:
Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall …

Country:  
Germany, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
16


Santa Killer (2005)

On Christmas night , teenager Niki learns the true story of a kind wizard who brings gifts to children. Centuries ago, the son of Satan made a bet with an angel and lost the bet. From that moment on, Santa Claus was forced to give only joy, but the trial period came to an end. The son of the devil intends to catch up, and Nicky is ready to do anything to stop the bloodshed.

Original title:
Santa’s Slay

Genre:  
Horror, fantasy, comedy

Actors:
 Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
18


Survive Christmas (2004)

The eccentric billionaire Drew Latham is the owner of a bad temper, because of which the man has no family and friends. On weekdays, a businessman is busy with projects, but during the Christmas holidays, loneliness is especially acute. Under the influence of emotions, Drew arrives at his parents’ house, where complete strangers now live, and persuades them to pretend to be his family for an impressive fee.

 

Original title:
Surviving Christmas

Genre:  
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
12


Bad Santa (dilogue, 2003 and 2016)

Loser Willie is a former prisoner and chronic alcoholic who is used to stealing for a living. A man, along with a partner on the eve of the Christmas holidays, gets a job in a large store. Willy in the guise of Santa Claus entertains the kids, and Marcus in an elf costume sets the stage for the upcoming heist. Everything changes when he meets the little loser Terman, who unwittingly re-educates the cynical bandit.

Original title:
Bad Santa

Genre:  
Drama, comedy, crime

Actors:
Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly …

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7

Age restrictions:
16


8 women (2001)

The action of the European film takes place in the 50s of the last century in the French province. A large family gathers in a luxurious mansion to celebrate Christmas, but the banquet is canceled due to the death of the owner of the house. All those present are under suspicion – and the brave women begin their own investigation , revealing old family secrets.

Original title:
8 femmes

Genre:  
Musical, crime, detective, drama, comedy

Actors:
Virginie Ledoyen, Daniel Darier, Firmin Richard…

Country:
France, Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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