You might not know this, but Christmas and horror mix very well. Just ask any family gathering on the 25th.
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Here's a list of horror(mas) movies you can stream right now:
NOTE: I am following the "Die Hard is a Christmas movie" rule for this list, so if it takes place during Christmas time, I'm counting it.
Available on Hulu:
An 83-minute special that's part of the Into the Dark anthology series. A film that can be described as "Becoming Pooka," and a nice Christmas staple on Hulu.
Pan American Pictures
This thriller follows a killer that dresses up like Santa and goes on a murdering spree. I don't know if they were purposefully going for the "classic Christmas commercial filter," but if they did, it's pretty brilliant.
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Finnish Santa hunters...what more could you ask for this holiday season? This was actually inspired by a short film called Rare Exports Inc., which is basically the same story.
If you prefer psychological horror, then this might be the Horror-mas film for you. A stepmother-to-be faces her past in, you guessed it, a lodge with her soon-to-be stepchildren.
Available on Netflix
Available on Shudder:
Storm Vision Entertainment
Young adult meets Horror-mas. This 2016 film was well received and even nominated for the Saturn Award for "Best Horror Film."
Available on Amazon Prime:
Santa gives. Krampus takes. This horror comedy might be the best Christmas horror movie I've ever seen. The character designs of the monsters blow me away, and there are some legitimately good creeps in this film.
Cats vs. Dogs. Red Sox vs. Yankees. Then there is a real rivalry like Santa vs. Krampus. A Christmas Horror Story is a marvelous mess that is a must-see for Horror-mas.
Another anthology with a Christmas segment that is when a game of trick-or-treat goes array. But this British horror film is well known for its final segment. Come for "The Christmas Party," but stay for "The Ventriloquist's Puppet."
Available on Disney+:
Tim Burton's masterpiece is a great double-dip for Halloween and Christmas. I relate to Jack Skellington's love for Christmas and Halloween so much.
Available on HBO Max:
Maybe the most popular Horror-mas movie of all time. The gremlins freak a lot of people out, but watch for yourself if you've never seen this classic!
13.Jack Frost (1997)
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"You wanna get frosty?! C'mon! Let's get frosty!" Michael Keaton...oh, what's that? Wrong Jack Frost? Darn it. This is the 1997 Jack Frost, where a serial killer fuses with the snow to become a killer snowman. Don't laugh — that is basically the Sandman villain in Spider-Man series.
Available on Peacock:
A deranged killer stalks sorority sisters. This is a Canadian slasher that has become a cult classic over the years, especially for the holiday season.
Media 8 Entertainment
What if Santa was a killer played by pro wrestler Bill Goldberg? If you've spent your whole life asking this question...I have some great news for you. I'll say this: Santa's Slay is as goofy as it gets.
Available on Tubi:
Another anthology segment, but from the GOAT of horror anthologies: Tales From the Crypt. This one follows, wait for it, a killer dressed as Santa. Seeing a theme here on this list?
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The famous meme comes to life in the original film and one of the most off-the-wall sequels nobody asked for. It's like this movie was made for YouTube reactors to laugh at. That said...add it to your Horror-mas list!
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No comments. Just a grotesque, living gingerbread man.
Available on PlutoTV:
A very popular little zombie film. Funny and well shot. Oh, by the way, it's a musical!