The List: Alternative holiday movies

From the December 1, 2011 edition

Your holiday movie choices are usually obvious. Harold and Kumar are celebrating Christmas in 3D. And soon a star-filled cast will ring in “New Year’s Eve” about two weeks early.

On television, you’ll have your usual marathons of “A Christmas Story” and “Christmas Vacation” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

But if you’re looking for something off the beaten path, we’ve got some suggestions for other holiday-themed flicks that should become your traditions.