Too busy/lazy for new reviews so here are all the Christmas movies I've reviewed in the past. Three of the four are uniquely funny and the Nativity Story (Amazon Instant View) is 73rd Virgin-certified to offend none but the touchiest ant-Christian and none but the touchiest biblical absolutist. Christmas In the Clouds (DVD purchase only) is a little weak actually, but it's heart is in the right place. Rare Exports (on Netflix Instant View, and Amazon Instant Video) is about as inventive as it gets: a comedy in which a vengeful Santa buried in ice in northern Finland is thawed out by aged evil elves, and fought off by a little boy in hockey pads and fiberglass insulation taped across his butt. Indescribable.
I back down to no one in my opinion that Tokyo Godfathers (on Netflix Instant View!!!) is the greatest Christmas movie ever. Based slightly on the old western Three Godfathers, this anime has three homeless persons adventuring around Tokyo on Christmas Eve to save a stripper's abandoned baby. It sounds maudlin, but it's wickedly funny and unpredictable.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
The Nativity Story
Christmas In the Clouds