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Ultimate Christmas Villains

Published: December 7, 2016

Forget rockin’ around the Christmas tree with this lot, you’re more likely to find this dodgy line up stealing your presents rather than giving them. Let’s raise a toast to our all time favourite Christmas villains because Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without them.

Hans Gruber in Die Hard
Best worst moment: Everyone’s favourite hostage taker, Alan Rickman, stole the show in this action thriller when he took Holly McClane hostage at the office Christmas party. Enter John McClane. Yippee Ki Yay!

Marv and Harry in Home Alone 1 and 2
Best worst moment: When the Sticky Bandits broke into Duncan's Toy Chest children across children across the world wept.

Dr. Finkelstein in A Nightmare Before Christmas
Best worst moment: Making Sally the rag-doll taste test his soup for poison was just gross.

Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet's Christmas Carol
Best worst moment: Refusing to give money to Beaker and Dr Bunsen’s orphanage charity was just heartbreaking.

Cole’s drunk Santa in A Miracle on 34th Street
Best worst moment: Letting the ‘real Santa Claus’, Richard Attenborough, take the rap for the vicious assault he was actually involved with.

The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Best worst moment: Besides his attempt at ruining Christmas, the Grinch reached a new low when he made his dog, Max, wear that ridiculous one antlered reindeer costume.

Harry in Love Actually
Best worst moment: Another cracker from Alan Rickman, it broke hearts across the country when he cheated on on-screen wife, Emma Thompson, in this festive rom-com. It was even sadder when he gave her a Joni Mitchell album instead of that pricey gold necklace.

We search for the Christmas spirit and Santa at Edinburgh’s Bar Hütte

Bad Santa in Bad Santa
Best worst moment: Need we say anymore? Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa is the epitome of anti-Christmas.


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