5 non-Christmas movies that are actually, pretty Christmassy

Movies That Are Christmassy, But So Much More

It seems as though Christmas movies tend to trump all other holiday movies, mostly because there are a bunch of them.

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From the traditional "It's a Wonderful Life," to "The Santa Claus," to "Home Alone," Christmas movies in general are just down right amazing.

However, it's safe to say that there are a variety of Christmas movies that aren't pegged as Christmas movies. Meaning, they are highlighted as an action, drama or horror film, but the setting of Christmas time and new fallen snow show that they are certainly pretty Christmassy.

The folks over at "What to Watch," AOL's guide to everything Entertainment, have created a pretty great list of those non-Christmas movies that are actually pretty Christmassy in reality.

Check out the list below of the top five movie that made the Christmassy cut!

5.) Trading Places (1983)
Eddie Murphy is a beggar and con-artist who trades places with blue-blood business banker, Dan Akroyd, and just happens to take place at, you guessed it, Christmas time. Remember Akroyd trying to eat a large piece of salmon under his dirty, white Santa beard?

2.) Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Taking place at a time when Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were an item, Eyes Wide Shut isn't inherently Christmas, but the fake New York, flooded with holiday spirit and Christmas lights sure could have fooled us.

3.) Lethal Weapon (1987)
The buddy cop starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, goes down during the festive Christmas season. The film even opens with "Jingle Bell Rock!" This should definitely be added the ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas."

2.) Gremlins (1984)
Pegged as a comedy, thriller, "Gremlins" has all the makings of a Christmas movie. The movie opens with a father buying a Christmas present for his son, the festive small town holiday decorations, what more could you want?!

1.) Die Hard (1988)
This 80's action thriller is all things Christmas, except no Christmas branding love. The Christmas spirit is just palpable throughout the movie, especially when Alan Rickman says "Ho, Ho, Ho."

There you have it! The top five traditionally non-Christmas movies that are actually, pretty Christmassy! Have any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!

Check out the gallery below of some awesome Christmas light displays to get you in the holiday spirit!

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5 non-Christmas movies that are actually, pretty Christmassy
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Virgin Money Street of Lights launches with a specially designed architectural installation of 26 arches of 60,000 lights stretching along the Royal Mile, from City Chambers to the Tron Kirk, on November 30, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The new event is part of the Edinburgh's Christmas and the show will take part on the Old Town twice a day until December 24. (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images)
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOVEMBER 30: People visit the illuminated Old Town Square with the Christmas tree at the Christmas market on November 30, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Christmas markets, traditionally selling mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, hot mead, and Christmas tree decorations amongst other products opened across the Czech Republic during the first Advent weekend. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOVEMBER 30: A general view of the illuminated Old Town Square with the Christmas tree at the Christmas market on November 30, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Christmas markets, traditionally selling mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, hot mead, and Christmas tree decorations amongst other products opened across the Czech Republic during the first Advent weekend. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: Christmas lighting illuminates crowds visiting the Christmas market in Mayor square on November 29, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. LED lighting is switched on in the city center during the Spanish Christmas season which stretches from November 27 until the Christian Epiphany festival on January 5 known as ''Reyes Magos''. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 28 - People skate and take pictures at the Nathan Phillips Square ice rink during the Cavalcade of Lights event on November 28, 2015. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 28 - The city of Toronto's official Christmas Tree was lit at Nathan Phillips Square during the Cavalcade of Lights event on November 28, 2015. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
People gather around the Luminarie light sculpture during the Christmas light-up festival at Garden by the Bay in Singapore on November 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: The unveiling and lighting of the Lego Christmas tree at Federation Square on November 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Over half a million Lego bricks were used to create the Christmas tree, while the Christmas star consists of 13,195 pieces. (Photo by Chris Hopkins/Getty Images)
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