19 Underrated and Unexpected Holiday Films
The winter holidays are ancient and powerful.
Back in our dim prehistory, we told stories while the firelight glinted in the eyes of huddled listeners. The cold months bring us back to this distant past, despite all our gadgetry and modern conveniences; the holidays exist as a bastion from the ice outside. In their embrace, we connect with friends and loved ones, sing songs and play games, and set out candles as reminders that light shines the brightest in the darkest of times.
As a lover of film, one of my favorite ways to connect with the ancient holiday spirit is through the storytelling medium of cinema. There are always a few films that I come back to again and again, every year; but I’m also continually searching for new gems to add to my holiday collection.
The most underrated holiday films
My goal is to curate a list that appeals to everyone: no matter your background. The winter holidays are a powerful and important time, and we can all find something joyful, introspective, and profound in the films that explore tales of this time.
From lesser-known renditions of great classics, to films lost among the drifting snowflakes of media history, I present to you the most underrated holiday films.
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