Halloween has just passed, which can only mean one thing: it's time to start selling the holiday season, and hard. Break out the never-ending loop of retail-friendly Top 40-ized Christmas carols and the parade of mall Santas. And don't forget about the heart-warming round of holiday movies.

Luckily, there are two Christmas flicks this year that don't look like another crop of nauseatingly sassy feel-good family-friendly rom-coms: 'Coopers' Camera' and 'A Christmas Carol' starring Canada's own Jim Carrey.

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The very promising 'Coopers' Camera' appears to have a lot more in common with the classic Griswold 'Christmas Vacation' than last year's instantly forgettable chick flick 'Four Christmases'. 'Coopers' Camera' stars fake news correspondents and real-life couple Samantha Bee and Jason Jones as the heads of a dysfunctional family trying to get through Christmas in 1980s suburbia. Their plans for a peaceful holiday are thwarted when an estranged uncle shows up and wreaks havoc, a la the Griswold's zany cousin Eddie (played by Randy Quaid, who's now better-known for dodging hotel bills).