Christmas movies are... *sigh*, I got three words deep. I can't even pretend to like them. I can only take so much jingly background music and people smiling in the fake-snow and doubters saying this isn't the real Santa (spoiler alert: that was The Real Santa, and the bright-eyed kid being scorned by teens and grownups was right all along) before I want to vomit up some fourth-of-July fireworks or dig Halloween out of its gave for extra spookiness. But I have no problem with the Christmas season itself, honest! Spending time with family, being generous to one another, it's great. But I have to say no to the movies (and music). I'm searching (and I wonder if anyone else may be searching too) for movies that are good to watch on and around Christmas, but aren't covered in jingly bells and snowmen. Like for me, I just saw Shazam! (the DC superhero movie) last weekend, and I think it makes a great Christmas movie. Avoiding spoilers, not only does it take place mostly around Christmastime, but it also has huge overarching themes about sharing gifts, about doing things with family being better than not doing things with family, and forgiving past grudges. And there's still a big guy in a red suit, so I guess that counts for something. Do you have any alternative movie ideas for Christmas (or other holidays) that aren't jam-packed with jingly bells and talking snowmen? I think a lot of us could go for getting a few ideas, and having the plots not be spoiled for us.