It's that season again - the season where the Halloween candy isn't even off the shelf before garish Christmas decorations are being unpacked. The season of overpriced junk being peddled as the "perfect holiday gift for friends and family". The season of fake holiday cheer, fruity flavoured beers, and more phoney goodwill than you can shake a stick at. Bah, humbug! Okay, so maybe that's a bit of a cynical over-reaction, but really, Christmas for many is an annual chore, something that comes with tedious family obligations and an empty pocketbook. However, with Christmas comes some good things as well - rum and eggnog, apple pie, and Christmas movies. Christmas movies are good, right? Right? Well, maybe not so much. For every How The Grinch Stole Christmas there's a Jingle All the Way and Santa With Muscles. For guys, the pickings are even more slimmer, because Christmas films tend to go straight for heart-warming sentimentality - especially the animated ones - and lack the type of jokes that adults can enjoy as well as kids. Guys hate that sort of schmaltz, or at least we claim to, lest we be forced to turn in our man cards. So what is out there for stereotypical guys come Christmas season? What are the must-see holiday themes for us (and girls who just can't handle another sappy Christmas tale with a perfect ending)? Well come along on the countdown of the 10 best Christmas movies for guys.
Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.