There are only so many times you can hear Ralphie get warned about shooting his eye out before you realize a truly great holiday movie doesn’t have warnings, it has actions. From annoying relatives literally blowing sh*t up, to an undisputed classic that might as well be named "A Nakatomi Christmas," here's a ranking of the best holiday movies that feature explosions.
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Robin Williams and LL Cool J team up to fight a delusional relative intent on turning the family toy business into a next-generation defense contractor. For a 1992 movie, it’s almost eerie in its prediction of future weapons. That makes the fact that they were defeated by old school windup toys even scarier.
Easily the all-time deepest and most difficult Christmas movie to follow, Brazil illustrates the absurdity of life as routine conversation carries on in the midst of a terrorist bombing at a restaurant.
3. Batman Returns
It’s a film that had Batman, the Penguin, Catwoman, and all the greatness that is Tim Burton. Meow.
In many homes, watching Die Hard has replaced gathering by the yule log. This is director John McTiernan’s opus, and it changed the paradigm of what sort of person could be an action hero. Plus it starts off with Run DMC.