In this list of best Christmas horror movies, we have blood, gore and just plain weirdness.

Nothing is off limits when it comes to this genre, so if you’re into watching grown men in dresses chopping people up while they carol, then these are the top Christmas horror movies for you.

Best Christmas Horror Movies

Here are some of the best Christmas horror movies. We’re featuring a list of Christmas horror movies that will give you chills and make you think twice about that cute little elf.

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is a 1987 slasher film and the sequel to the 1984 film Silent Night, Deadly Night.

It was directed by Lee Harry, and starred Robert Brian Wilson as Ricky Caldwell. It is the only sequel in the franchise.

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 - Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]
  • Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan (Actors)
  • Lee Harry (Director) - Lee Harry (Writer) - Lawrence Appelbaum (Producer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

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The Gingerdead Man (2006)

The Gingerdead Man is a 2006 horror comedy film directed by Charles Band and starring Gary Busey and Gerrit Graham.

The film’s title is a pun on the name of the character “Freddy Krueger” from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, with “ginger” meaning that he is made of gingerbread, and “dead man” referring to his death in the first film.

The movie starts with a crusty gingerbread man who, when baked in an oven, comes to life.

This movie features many references to other horror movies, such as Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, and others. It also contains several adult-humor jokes.

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Elves (1989)

All the elves are happy-go-lucky and love to sing, dance and play. But one of them, Buddy, is different than the others.

He’s a stowaway from the North Pole and he has no magical powers. Slowly he begins to win over the other elves with his good nature and hard work.

Toby (Bob Newhart) is a toy manufacturer who is tired of his job, his wife, his life. One day while walking to work, he finds a baby on a park bench and takes him home.

At first everyone believes it’s just another “ghetto baby” but they soon discover that they have an elf in their house who only eats candy canes and ice cream cones!

The film was written by Dennis Paoli (who wrote for “Taxi”) and directed by Jon Turteltaub (who would go on to direct “While You Were Sleeping”) so it’s not surprising that it’s a little sappy at times but it does have some great music.

The story follows Buddy, an elf who has been sent as punishment to live with a human family. It’s not easy for him at first as he must fit in with the rest of the family and help out around the house while not revealing his

Elvis: That's the Way It Is: 2001 Special Edition + 1970 Theat. Version [Blu-ray]
  • Elvis Presley, James Burton, Jerry Scheff (Actors)
  • Denis Sanders (Director)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jack Frost 2: Revenge Of The Mutant Killer Snowman (2000)

Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman is a 2000 American horror comedy film and sequel to the 1998 film Jack Frost, directed by Art Camacho. The title refers to the original movie as well as its killer snowman antagonist.

A group of college kids are on their way to a ski resort when they have a car accident. The group gets out of the car and enters a nearby bar, where they meet up with David (played by Brian Bosworth), who is feeling down because he was forced to spend Christmas alone.

While David is drunk, his best friend and the bartender’s daughter, Sarah (played by Erin Brown), attempts to cheer him up by singing karaoke.

After she finishes singing “Blue Christmas”, Paul breaks out into laughter, which startles her and causes her to fall off the stage. While everyone goes outside to check on her, Dr. Peter Westin enters the bar and makes a phone call.

As he leaves, David asks him if he can give Sarah a ride home since her father’s snowmobile has broken down. Peter agrees, but before David leaves he tells him that his father died in a sledding accident when he was ten years old.

Jack Frost 2: Revenge Of The Mutant Killer Snowman (Abridged Version - Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
  • Christopher Allport, Scott MacDonald, Eileen Seeley (Actors)
  • Michael Cooney (Director)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

The story is set in the late 19th century at the Collinwood Mansion and the surrounding village of Collinsport, Maine.

The plot follows young, recently orphaned heiress Victoria Winters (Catherine Burns) who works as a governess for the Collins family: patriarch Jeremiah (Norman Lloyd), matriarch Elizabeth (Nancy Barrett), and their adult children, David (Douglas Lambert), Katherine (Kathryn Leigh Scott), Roger (Louis Edmonds), and Carolyn Stoddard (Nancy Barrett).

The town’s main employer is the Collins & Co. shipbuilding company, run by Josette DuPres (Marion Ramsey). A significant subplot concerns a curse that began with the murder of Elizabeth’s parents – wealthy socialite siblings Constance and Joshua Collins – at the hands of their butler/treasurer Ben Cortman (John Karlen) in 1795.

As Constance and Joshua are buried in unmarked graves on the mansion grounds, Ben was hanged for his crime.

When Elizabeth marries local sea captain Jeremiah Collins, Ben rises from his grave and murders them both with an axe to steal their fortune. In order to protect her inheritance, Elizabeth’s daughter Victoria Winters is sent to live in Boston with her aunt.

Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival [Blu-ray]
  • Jennifer Runyon Corman, Julia Farrell, Jeff Dylan Graham (Actor)
  • Dustin Ferguson (Director) - John Klyza (Writer)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)


Best Christmas Horror Movies

What Are Christmas horror movies?

Christmas horror movies are a subgenre of the horror movie that takes place during the Christmas season. Some of these films have also been released in other seasons.

Tinsel Town has produced some great Christmas-themed horror movies over the years. Some of them are even considered to be classics, such as: “Silent Night, Deadly Night”, “Black Christmas”, “Gremlins”, and “Krampus”.

These films typically consist of murder, mayhem, ghosts, demons, and monsters. The horror present in these films helps to create a dark and foreboding atmosphere during the holiday.



The Lodge (2019)

The Lodge is a thriller that takes place in the old, abandoned hotel in the forest. Film takes place on the day of the wedding between Aimee and her fiancé, Jeff.

On the way to the wedding ceremony, Jeff is involved in a car crash.

He is taken to hospital and Aimee’s sister goes to visit him there. The sister finds out that Jeff has disappeared from the hospital without a trace and no one knows where he is now.

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who fall in love at first sight when they are 15. They get married and start their own family when Hazel becomes pregnant with their son, Andy.

They live a perfect life until one day Andy gets sick with cancer and dies, leaving his parents devastated but also connected by their grief.

This place is not just another tourist spot. It is a home from home, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the staff and the breathtaking beauty of nature.


If you are looking for a great place to spend your holidays, look no further – the Lodge is for you.

The Lodge [Blu-ray]
  • Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh (Actors)
  • Veronika Franz (Director) - Sergio Casci (Writer) - Simon Oakes (Producer)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

P2 (2007)

P2 is a 2007 American science fiction horror film directed by David Gelb. The film follows two men who awaken in an apartment with no memory of how they got there and soon discover that they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a sadistic killer.

Told entirely from the male characters’ perspective, P2 is played out, like the majority of horror films, from the viewpoint of a couple of average guys. John (Peter Cilella) and Ben (Jay Ellis) awake in an apartment with no idea how they got there or what they were doing before they were knocked unconscious.

They soon discover that they are not alone in the apartment and that they are being observed by someone outside their room via camera. They also find out that the person watching them is intent on killing them; it becomes clear as the film progresses that one of them will die at some point during the film.

The movie switches back and forth between scenes inside the apartment and scenes shot from the point of view of someone watching them from outside.

There are scenes showing the watcher’s activities – for example, he makes dinner for his daughter when not spying on our protagonists – giving us an insight into his character as well as some clues about what may be happening.

P2 [Blu-ray]
  • English (Publication Language)

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

The film’s main antagonist, Billy Chapman (Robert Brian Wilson), is a deeply disturbed man who was sexually abused by his mother as a child. His mother then put him in an asylum after he killed her with a fireplace poker.

He has been released for the holidays and is hitchhiking his way to his brother’s house, when he is picked up by a truck driver who takes pity upon him and offers him a ride.

However, when Billy becomes agitated over the presence of this man’s dog in the front seat, he attempts to shoot the dog, but accidentally shoots the driver instead.

Billy then runs off into the snowy woods and comes across a church where a group of carolers are gathered. He slips into the church and fires on them with a gun he took from the dead truck driver.

He then runs away into the night again, eventually finding his brother’s home. His brother has recently died and so he decides to stay there for Christmas Eve as it will be quiet and lonely; however, when two girls come over that evening to watch videos, he kills them both and holds their father at gunpoint until morning so that he can have time to commit more murders without fear of being discovered.

Silent Night, Deadly Night - Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
  • Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero (Actors)
  • Charles E. Sellier Jr. (Director) - Michael Hickey (Writer) - Ira Barmak (Producer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Pooka! (2018)

Pooka! is a 2018 American horror anthology film directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Alejandro Brugués, and Chadd Harbold.

It stars Maurice LaMarche as a fictionalized version of himself. The film premiered at the 2018 Overlook Film Festival on April 28, 2018, and was released on December 4, 2018 on Shudder and in select theaters.

Maurice LaMarche goes to a toy store and tries to buy a Pooka doll for his daughter but is told that it is sold out.

He takes it home anyway and tells his wife that he bought it for her. When she tries to play with it, the doll attacks her.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Henry Koster (Director) - Mary Chase (Writer) - John Beck (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Christmas Evil (1980)

On Christmas Eve, Harry Stadling attempts to shoplift a male mannequin from a department store by disguising it as a Santa Claus, but is caught. He is told that unless he can come up with the money to pay for it, the police will arrest him.

The next day, he returns to find the mannequin is gone. In his apartment, Harry angrily confronts his mother, Lorraine, who has sold all of his father’s toys out of the house.

As she leaves, he swears revenge on Santa Claus because his father had told him that Santa would bring him a bike when he was younger and never did.

After having dinner with her boyfriend and his family that evening through a window while watching them eat Christmas Eve dinner from outside in the snow, Lorraine returns home and sleeps with Harry.

She tells him that she only does so on Christmas Eve because she does not want to deprive anyone else of their Christmas or leave Harry without a mother for 25 years like she herself did when she was abandoned by her own mother in front of a department store when she was just a child. She then goes to work at her job as an executive secretary for Mr. Kringle, the head of toy-making

Christmas Evil | NON-USA Format | Region B Import - Australia
  • Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Brian Neville (Actor)
  • Lewis Jackson (Director)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Sint (2010)

It was early February when I arrived at the inn, a short distance from my destination. The snow had been falling since the day before and it did not stop until the late afternoon.

By then I had to continue the last couple of miles to my destination by bike.

And that is how I met Sint. Sinterklaas, or Sint (Dutch for St. Nicholas) as we know him in Flanders and the Netherlands, is coming everywhere in December and not only in December but earlier as well. In some places he even came on New Year’s Eve.

That night, I was working until midnight and naturally could not see him.

In Belgium it’s a big thing, you know? We have a lot of festivities throughout December, but none of them can hold a candle to St Nicholas’ arrival in mid-November.

In the weeks leading up to his arrival, kids are good and parents are bad: they don’t give candy or presents to their kids (who are going around singing songs about his arrival), whereas St Nicholas is good to all kids and gives them lots of presents.

Sinners and Saints [Region B]
  • Sinners and Saints (2010) ( Sinners & Saints )
  • Sinners and Saints (2010)
  • Sinners & Saints
  • Johnny Strong, Kevin Phillips, Costas Mandylor (Actors)
  • William Kaufman (Director) - Sinners and Saints (2010) ( Sinners & Saints ) (Producer)

A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

The body of a Christmas tree seller is found in the local cemetery with a silver coin in his mouth and antlers on his head.

The team finds evidence that he was murdered at the scene and not killed by a deer as originally thought. They learn that the victim was selling fake Christmas trees made from cheap materials imported from China.

A man is arrested after leaving some of these trees on the doorstep of an environmentalist, who had been picketing against them.

The man claims he was simply trying to provide the woman with a Christmas tree, but she falls off her picket line when she sees it and hits her head, causing her to be hospitalized.

The team then learns that the accused has been stealing copper wire from a train yard where he works and selling it as scrap metal. This explains how he could afford the expensive antlers needed to trick people into buying his cheap trees.

The woman who fell off her picket line sued over the incident, so he decided to get revenge by framing her for murder.

He killed Christmas tree seller for his suit, which contained silver coins in its pockets, so he could plant them in the woman’s home as proof of motive.

Black Christmas [Blu-ray]
  • Imogen Poots, Cary Elwes (Actors)
  • Sophia Takal (Director) - Sophia Takal (Writer) - Jason Blum (Producer)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

A Christmas To Dismember (2016)

Wondering if A Christmas To Dismember (2016) is worth watching? Read what people are saying and check out the latest trailers. Comments from IMDb users:

A Christmas To Dismember is a must watch for any horror fan. It brings back memories of the classic slasher days where there were no rules and anything goes. Well, except for this movie! This should be played during Halloween season but for now you can catch it on Netflix. It’s very dark in tone with unexpected humor that works in certain parts but not all of the time.

The story is fairly simple and I won’t ruin it by going into details. Let’s just say you don’t have to be Christian or religious to enjoy this movie because it really doesn’t rely on any of that to tell it’s story.

There are some great performances throughout by most of the cast but again, some of their over-the-top acting takes away from the overall effectiveness of their scenes.

I would recommend seeing this if you can get past some of the flaws because it does get better as it goes along.

A Christmas To Dismember
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alex DiSanto, Riley Anderson, Erin Hilberdink (Actors)
  • Alex DiSanto (Director) - Alex DiSanto (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Bloody Christmas (2012)

The film was directed by Philip Adrian Booth and written by Jason Bourque, who had previously collaborated on the screenplay for “The Fields”.

Filming took place in Ontario, during the winter of 2011. The film stars Aaron Poole as a young man who finds himself in the middle of a war between mobsters and vampires.

Production began in January 2012 in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. The film was released on December 13, 2012.

Bloody Christmas has been featured at several festivals, including the Niagara Film Festival (2012), Fantasia Film Festival (2012), and the Seattle Fear Festival (2013).

Bloody Christmas premiered at the Niagara Falls International Film Festival in October 2012. It won best feature film, best director for Booth, best actor for Poole, best supporting actress for Liana Kerzner and best makeup effects artist for Tim Barter.

The film also won three awards at Fantasia Film Festival: best Canadian feature film, best make-up effects artist (Barter), and best actor (Poole). Bloody Christmas was released on DVD/Blu-ray by Raze Inc./MVDvisual on February 25, 2013.

Booth is working on another vampire movie called “Coming of the Dead”, which he describes as a cross between ”

Bloody Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Geretta Geretta, Lloyd Kaufman, Robert Arensen (Actors)
  • Michael Shershenovich (Director) - Michael Shershenovich (Writer) - Michael Shershenovich (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Caesar And Otto’s Deadly Xmas (2012)

Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas is a 2012 made-for-TV film. It stars Perry as Caesar McFadden, the son of Caesar and Otto from A Christmas Story.

The movie is about how Caesar and his friends try to save their town from being taken over by a greedy mayor, who wants to turn it into a tourist trap during the Christmas season.

Trevor Blumas, a regular on My Family and the voice of “Timothy” in A Christmas Story, plays Caesar’s sidekick Rod.

The movie was directed by Davis Fadon (who also played Blothgargle in A Christmas Story) and written by Steve Martin (not the actor).

Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas is a 2012 computer animated film which came out on DVD on October 23, 2012. It is the third film in the Caesar and Otto series, although it is not considered the third part of a trilogy.

Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas was originally made by Robyn Hood Productions. It was directed by Steve Carr and written by Steve Rudnick, Hilary Brougher, David Ronn, Allan McKeown and Robert Smigel.

The film stars Kevin Hart as Caesar, Kenan Thompson as Otto. It also stars Kel Mitchell as Bill, Sherri Shepherd as Gloria and Josh Peck as Gary.

Summer Camp Massacre
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Felissa Rose (Actor)
  • Dave Campfield (Director) - Dave Campfield (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Christmas Nightmare (2001)

On Christmas Eve, a single father and his two children find their home under attack by an escaped convict. While waiting for Santa Claus to deliver the toys their father bought for them, the kids are forced to defend the house from the intruder.

If you’re a fan of movies like Die Hard and Bad Boys, this is another one for you. If you’re not a fan of those movies, this is another one for you!

It’s got everything that makes those films work: a big cast of characters (and lots of opportunities for them to be killed off), a hero that’s skilled but not invincible, and lots of witty banter (and occasional silliness) between lines of action.

The story starts off with a family sitting around their tree trying to stay awake while they wait for Santa Claus. Their dad keeps falling asleep in the middle of telling exciting stories about the “nightmare before Christmas” (which, by the way, gets its name from this film).

Then bad guys show up at their window in an attempt to get money from them. It turns into a battle of wits between the robbers and our heroes as they try to stay alive long enough to enjoy Christmas morning.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Bonus Features)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey (Actors)
  • Henry Selick (Director) - Caroline Thompson (Writer) - Tim Burton (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Dismembering Christmas (2015)

The year is 2015. The place is a small town in Maine. A woman is driving her car with her children on the way to visit their grandparents for Christmas.

Along the way, she gets a text from her husband who’s not going to be able to meet them there. He has to work and sends his love.

When she arrives at her parents’ house, she discovers that her father hasn’t been able to put up the Christmas tree because he’s injured his foot. Her mother takes up the task of getting it done but can’t quite finish the job before their children go to bed on Christmas Eve.

The following morning, the grandmother attempts to put on a full breakfast for everyone but can’t quite manage it due to a bad hip. Her daughter-in-law offers to do it instead but as she’s cooking, her cell phone battery dies so she has no way of knowing when the turkey is ready.

Later that day, Santa Claus arrives at their house and leaves a few presents under the tree. Nobody knows who they’re from except for one gift where they can see, by looking at the bottom of the box, that it was purchased at WalMart.

Dismembering Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • NinaKova (Actor)
  • Austin Bosley (Director) - Kevin Sommerfield (Writer) - Kevin Sommerfield (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)


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