From Macaulay Culkin’s violent traps in Home Alone to Tim Allen’s harrowing body horror in The Santa Clause, festive classics are often surprisingly unsettling
The most recent episode of Honest Trailers dealt with the beloved Christmas movie Elf. And, while it struggled to land any decent hits on what has now become an immovable piece of beloved festive furniture, it did make a good point about the film’s central romantic relationship. Because, after all, Elf is the film where Zooey Deschanel falls in love with what is basically a toddler trapped inside an adult body. Viewed from that perspective, Elf is creepy as heck.
The ho-ho-horror : why your favourite Christmas movies are creepy