The so-called "Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" can feel more like the Most Irritating or Lonely Time Of Year if you don't happen to celebrate Christmas. While the rest of the world is stringing lights, wrapping presents to put under the tree, and singing "Here Comes Santa Claus," you're stuck with a few token nods, if any acknowledgement at all. Well, if you can't beat 'em, the next best thing is to join 'em on your own terms. These holiday movies to watch if you don't celebrate Christmas are just the thing to relax with near an open fire, that won't shove candy canes and Yule cheer in your face.
Even if you do celebrate Christmas, the season can be absolutely overbearing — there's no escape from it, especially when it comes to entertainment. Nonstop Christmas songs on the radio, new movies coming out about the spirit of Xmas every year — it'd be enough to drive even the staunchest of Santa stans absolutely bananas. Whatever the reason, 'tis the season to turn your back on the near-monotheistic grip Christmas has on December, and check out some films that have very little to do with the spirt of Christmas, Santa, elves, or reindeer (though there are some mice). What they do include? Family squabbles, fistfights, Hanukkah miracles, monsters, murders, and plenty of cold, cold, snow. So grab a cup of hot cocoa and settle in with these non-holiday films.