"Krampus" suffers from confusion as to its sub-genre. The horror fails to be even a little scary, and the comedy fails to be even a little funny. The only redeeming moment in the film is a rendition of "The Carol of the Bells" rewritten to tell the legend to Krampus. THAT is my kind of Christmas music.
"In the Heart of the Sea" is a small movie story with a big movie budget. It tells a fascinating story, IF you are interested in maritime history and whaling. Otherwise, the story is just bleak and depressing. There is one truly golden moment, though; there is a point, late in the film, when Michelle Fairley's character reveals she has heard more than she should have that says a great deal about love and loyalty.
And then we have the following bit of surreality: I came across this on a POLITICAL web site this morning, from which we may reasonably conclude that the writer went to college after 1985, that he took a film course, and that he drank the local Kool-Aid by the gallon: "The Rebel Alliance was meant as a (sympathetic) metaphor for the Viet Cong in particular..."