From overt manipulation to mawkish sentimentality, the worst Christmas movies have it all.
According to the Infancy Gospels, Lil' Jesus used his divine powers to terrorize teachers, kill Jewish children, and be an all-around butthole.
What's worse – a handful of popcorn from your aunt, a block of cheese from your boyfriend or a trivet with the words "I LOVE $ MONEY" from nan?
VICE's European editors write about the craziest ways their countries celebrate the dark days of December.
I have never believed in Santa, because my parents never told me he was real. It's a fine way to go through life.
We asked a few people for their stories of solitary Christmas days.
You know? That awful, awful thing?
Top tip: don't take class As on Christmas Eve, even if the big boys from school you've bumped into tell you to.
Remember that pub you always used to drink in when you were 17? Guess what: absolutely fucking the same!
We talked to Al Ridenour, the author of 'The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil,' about the goat-hoofed punisher of misbehaving children.
We talked to the musician and director about his film '31', creepy clowns, and what his Christmas movie would be like.
We all remember the past as a happy time, but was it actually as pleasant as we think?