It's an old joke: What do Jews do on Christmas? Eat Chinese food and watch movies. It's probably not *entirely* accurate in this world of mixed marriages and generally muddy strains of tradition – I'm sure a lot of us extremely secular Jews have spent more late-December hours hanging Christmas ornaments than either roaming the halls of Blockbuster, OR lighting the hanukiyah. But still – there's no place I'd rather be on Christmas morning/afternoon/evening than sitting around the television, a stack of video tapes on the coffee table, the General Tso's on the way. What follows are seven great un-Christmas movies – movies that tweak the Christmas experience for, if not an obstinately Jewish, than definitely an outsider's perspective.

categories Features, Cinematical