The 12 genres of Christmas movie

Time Out's Film team prove that there's a Christmas film for everyone


3. 'Black Christmas' (1974)

Genre Horror

Christmas credentials No, not the rudimentary blaxploitation Christmas movie that everyone was waiting for, but a thoroughly nasty slasher movie from those lovely folk in Canada. It’s your usual thing, as the film follows a group of hopped-up, scantily-clad college students who decide to host a Christmas party in their sorority house. Like clockwork, a murderous pervert has – in homage to St Nick – sidled up the side trellis in to an open window where he lingers with his arsenal of regular household items – most famously, a sandwich bag (see above) – to dispatch the shrieking lovelies one by one.

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