This classic dark comedy starts off with an inventor, Randall Peltzer, visiting a store in Chinatown to get a Christmas present for his son. He finds an alien-like adorable creature, a Mogwai, in the store, which he buys off the store owner's grandson. And as we all know, the Mogawi spawns the horrific Gremlin which is neither as adorable nor as altruistic!
Perhaps not too suitable for the more timid young children, this is still a deliciously fun horror movie that the older kids will thoroughly enjoy.
In any case, the Gremlin is a classic pop culture icon, and there isn't a more suitable time to introduce your child to it than during Christmas!