The best alternative Christmas films, from American Psycho (seriously) to Bridget Jones

We’re starting out our alternative Christmas list with a real doozy; director Mary Harron’s ice cold take on Bret Easton Ellis’ dark cult novel is sick, slick, twisted and hilarious. The story follows Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker who is far more concerned about getting a good table at the latest hip restaurant than he is about the bodies of women hanging in his wardrobe. Up until now he has been picking on vulnerable, unknown sex workers, and so his heinous crimes have gone under the radar; but everything changes for the psychotic serial killer when, around Christmas, his infuriation towards colleague Paul Owen boils over. It’s one murder too many, apparently, and a private detective starts poking around. How festive!

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