As I already said I love Christmas for me this is the most wonderful time of the year, but let’s be honest when you put all your family together under one roof is almost guarantee that there will be some dark and tense moments. Probably right now you are hiding behind your computer for a few moments of relax, so I decide to create a list of the darkest moments of Christmas in films so you can see people with worse Chritmas than yours.
Plot: The Vuillard family is no stranger to physical/mental illness, loss, and banishment. But when the matriarch becomes in need of a transplant, the whole family is forced to come together, emotional baggage and all, just in time for Christmas.
Darkest Moment: Junon announces to her family she is dying of leukemia.
Plot: The Monty Python group examines the meaning and purpose of life in a series of sketches from conception to death and beyond. In typical Monty Python fashion they satirizes and humourizes almost everyone.
Darkest moment: After a visit from the Grim Reaper, the guest of a dinner party discover that, in Heaven it’s Christmas everyday.
Plot: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of the fighting is D’Amato, the divorce lawyer. He gets to see how far both will go to get rid of the other, and boy do they go far.
Darkest Moment: Christmas provides yet another excuse for an argument between Oliver and Barbara Rose, this times over the decorations.
Plot: William Friedkin’s gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed.
Darkest Moment: On a Christmas stakeout, detective Popeye Doyle is forced to take down and brutally beat a suspect in broad daylight, while disguised as Santa Claus.
Darkest moment: The whole movie is super dark.
Plot: A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only Dan Haggerty, as the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus, can save them.
Darkest moments: When the ghost of Christmas future has a screen for a face to show Frank Cross in store for him.
Plot: Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens’ Christmas Carol. Frank’s childhood wasn’t a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn’t really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realises he must change.
4. Black Christmas (1974)
Darkest Moment: Again the whole movie
Plot: On the evening that the Pi Kappa Sigma sorority is holding their Christmas party, the house receives the latest in a string of obscene phone calls from who the girls call “the moaner”, but who identifies himself as “Billy”. Some like Jess Bradford don’t like the calls, others like brash Barb Coard are somewhat amused by the calls, others like Phyl Carlson don’t think much of them, and straight laced Clare Harrison is offended by them. For this latest call, which is a bit more elaborate than those previous, Barb decides to make a snide comment in return, which provokes a threat by Billy. The next morning, one of the girls goes missing. The desk sergeant at the police station doesn’t think much about this as a missing person case, especially as the police are already dealing with another missing person case. The police don’t act until more information is brought to the attention of Lieutenant Kenneth Fuller by Clare’s boyfriend, Chris Hayden. As Lt. Fuller and his men investigate, which includes placing a wire tap on the sorority house phones, more and more incidents happen to those living at the sorority house. In addition, the obscene calls continue and increasingly have a personal connotation to one of the girls, which includes information that could only be known by those involved. Or is there another reason why the caller knows so much about the specific girl in question
Darkest moment : When John McClane kills his first terrorist and wastes no time dressing the corpse as Santa, so he can let his foes knows what’s what.
Plot: New York City Detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunatly, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage. With no way of anyone getting in or out, it’s up to McClane to stop them all.
Darkest moments: The kids are expecting Santa to come down the chimney to leave presents. Instead, secret police breaks in through the roof, bundle dad into a sack and take him away.
Plot: Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill’s lives are put in danger.
Darkest moments: Kate Beringer tells the most depressing Christmas’ story ever about a missing dad and a strange smell in the chimney: “they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He’d been climbing down the chimney, his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us, the slipped and brake his neck. He died instantly”.
Plot: Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. ‘Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.