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The 30 Best Christmas Movies Ever
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The 30 Best Christmas Movies Ever | 29. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
29. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Year: 2010

Director: Jalmari Helander

Starring: Per Christian Ellefsen, Peeter Jakobi, Jorma Tommila, Tommi Korpela, Onni Tommila

The good news is that Santa exists. The bad news? He’s much more concerned about punishing naughty children in nasty ways that with providing rewards for those who have been good. This Finnish cracker sees the big man disinterred from the grave he’s been trapped in for centuries by ill-advised scientists, only to escape and go on a reindeer-killing spree. A family of local reindeer herders manage to trap the monstrous Kris Kringle – but what about when his loyal elves come to look for him? A very recent release, this goes straight onto the list and is bound to climb higher as more people catch up with it.
 

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1 A Christmas Story
This list is all wrong, A Christmas Story is obviously the best Christmas movie ever made. More

Posted by marinehokie on Tuesday December 9, 2014, 02:22

2 I have two Christmas films and neither are here.
What about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) or In Bruges? More

Posted by Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D on Thursday December 4, 2014, 13:03

3 Star Trek Generations?
Picards nexus... More

Posted by jackcarter on Thursday December 4, 2014, 10:56

4 Right Now, Denis Leary is Crying
Where's The Ref??? More

Posted by CaptainAverage on Tuesday December 10, 2013, 06:40

5 Erm...
Where's Titanic? Nothing should be watched more than Titanic on Boxing Day! More

Posted by pablo94 on Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:46

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brilliant shout with mickey's christmas carol was devastated to find out my video copy of it last year was broke, damn nearly ruined my christmas found it online, and brought back the great memories of my childhood christmases More

Posted by jordieb on Thursday December 22, 2011, 23:20

7 Christmas
What kind of list is this? I do not know how you created ths list. Christmas in Connecticut is not even on the list. I think you need to rethink what Christmas is all about. More

Posted by bugsyb62 on Friday November 11, 2011, 16:18

8 RE: Bah Humbuggery
you evil!! :)) More

Posted by doncorti on Sunday December 26, 2010, 12:53

9 RE: Bah Humbuggery
Thanks for the kitten abuse! I'm off to spend Christmas kicking some cats into snow. More

Posted by Arfpint on Wednesday December 22, 2010, 18:03


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