We are 12 days away from Christmas and we here at Refined Geekery thought it would be fun to count down what we thought were the greatest Christmas films to spend your holidays with. Truth be told, we are not really ones for the wholesome Frosty the Snowman type of Christmas films. Our tastes tend to move towards the opposite direction.
Movie number one is Harold Ramis’ The Ice Harvest starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thorton, Connie Nielsen, and Randy Quaid. The film is a heartwarming tale of a mob lawyer stealing millions of dollars from his employer, along with his cohort, Thorton, all on Christmas Eve. This is a dark, dark comedy that spits in the face of Christmas tradition.
Filled with booze, strip clubs, vulgarity, and violence, The Ice Harvest is great example of those “caper goes to shit” style of movies. Nothing can go right for Cusack in this film, and you can’t help but feel for him. I love this film and I think that if you, like me, prefer your Christmas films a little less wholesome than the average, than you will too.
Check it out!
On the first day of Christmas, my true love made me see: The Ice Harvest