By Eliana Dockterman
December 22, 2014

For some, the best part of Christmas season is flipping through channels and stumbling upon a Christmas classic like It’s A Wonderful Life or Home Alone. But maybe Christmas movies aren’t your style. Perhaps your friends made you watch Love Actually one too many times.

That’s okay. We’re here to help. TIME has gathered together a list of movies that take place during the holidays but don’t peddle cheesy Christmas morals. So the next time your family calls you a Scrooge for vetoing the Charlie Brown Christmas Special when you’re home for the holidays, you can suggest one of these films as a compromise. Happy holidays!

Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.dockterman@time.com.

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