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Anti-Christmas movies that'll satisfy the Scrooge in you

Ho, ho, no.

The most wonderful time of the year isn’t so jolly for everyone -- especially not for the characters in these movies, who find themselves in compromising positions on the holiday.

If Scrooge is your nickname and Billy Bob Thornton's "Bad Santa" is your holiday go-to, these anti-Christmas movies will fill you with just the right amount of bitterness come Dec. 25.

‘Die Hard’ (1988)

Magical things supposedly happen on Christmas (per Santa,
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Magical things supposedly happen on Christmas (per Santa, the elves and all those other jolly revelers), but they don't in this holiday film. "Die Hard," starring Alan Rickman and Bruce Willis, is loaded with violence and action, which your typical Christmas Eve is most likely lacking.

'Scrooged' (1988)

You know it's Christmas when three people who
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You know it's Christmas when three people who say they've come back from the dead to teach you a lesson show up at your apartment. Frank Cross (Bill Murray) doesn't have time for any holiday fuss, whether ghosts haunt him or not.

'Bad Santa' (2003)

Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) is far from
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Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) is far from the typical mall Santa Claus hoping to turn kids' frowns upside down. Grab a six-pack of your favorite brew and learn what the holidays are really about -- stealing, drinking and having loads of money -- according to "Bad Santa," at least. Then, catch the sequel, "Bad Santa 2," in theaters.

'Gremlins' (1984)

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Watch "Gremlins" if you need inspiration for what to buy that person on your list you really can't stand. Gizmo may seem cute at first sight, but you wouldn't want the little creature making itself at home in your apartment -- trust us.

‘Black Christmas’ (1974)

He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows
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He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake -- the warning of just how creepy Christmas should really be is right there in the lyrics of one of the holiday's famous songs. In "Black Christmas," an intruder terrorizes a sorority house the day before Santa is scheduled to make his way down the chimney.

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