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Old 12-15-2017, 02:10 PM
Ranchoth Ranchoth is offline
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Notable villainesses from Christmas Movies/Specials?

Something occurred to me the other day: there are plenty of good villains from Christmas movies and TV Specials, from the mundane to the supernatural—Rankin/Bass alone can supply a small Legion of the Festively Damned—I'm really having a hard time thinking of many who aren't men. A couple of greedy aunts and/or grumpy orphanage matron types, but that's about it.

The most notable I can come up with is Mrs. Mavilda, the antagonist of the (infamously bad) 1991 animated film The Christmas Tree—and even being an orphan tormenting, embezzling, chainsaw-wielding poker addict doesn't compare to the timeless, existential malice of the meat reindeer from Rudolph.

Or maybe I'm completely overthinking it. Anyway, anyone got any suggestions for notable fictional Christmas villainesses?
Old 12-15-2017, 04:02 PM
MovieMogul MovieMogul is offline
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Thanks to Christmas Specials Wiki, they have the following to offer (all unseen by me, lol):

*Cousin Mel from Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (who also appears to be the hottest Xmas villainess)
*Stormella, the Evil Ice Queen from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Movie
*Ms. Stout from The Search for Santa Paws

And then assorted franchise villainesses who appeared in a Xmas special from that franchise (Rugrats, My Little Pony, Pokemon, etc.)
Old 12-15-2017, 04:24 PM
kunilou kunilou is offline
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Crown Media (the Hallmark Channel) has produced a staggering 136 holiday-themed movies since 2001. while Lifetime has turned out 44.

Out of those 180, you figure there has to be more than a handful of female villains. I'm not going to try to find out, though.
Old 12-15-2017, 06:56 PM
Prof. Pepperwinkle Prof. Pepperwinkle is offline
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The Snow Queen should count. There's more than one version of her story.

The White Witch from Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe counts as well. It has Father Christmas, after all.
Old 12-15-2017, 07:41 PM
zoog zoog is offline
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Lois from Bad Santa?
Old 12-15-2017, 08:10 PM
Dendarii Dame Dendarii Dame is offline
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Do the laundress and the maid from Mr. Magoo's A Christmas Carol count? "LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!"
Old 12-15-2017, 08:54 PM
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?

Well, more of a comic foil, maybe.
Old 12-16-2017, 11:51 PM
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The several dozen genderswapped Scrooges from TV movie versions of A Christmas Carol count, right?


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