21 Best Christmas Horror Movies to Haunt Your Holiday

Best Christmas Horror Movies

Are you looking for a decent horror film to watch at home during the holidays? We’ve put together a collection of the 17 most memorable Christmas horror movies of all time.  

This is the definitive list of the best Christmas horror films, featuring everything from classic slashers to scary family fare to a classic Charles Dickens ghost story.  

Whether you’re ready or not, this list will help you choose your following eerie and festive streaming options at home throughout the holiday season.  

Furthermore, true genre classics like Black Christmas and Gremlins, as well as films you’ve probably never heard of, have all been included.

However, these films will terrify and cheer you up for the holidays. Well, some. of the best Christmas horror movies of all time are;  

1. Black Christmas (2019)

Hawthorne College will be closed for the holidays because an anonymous stalker is killing sorority ladies on campus one by one.  

On the other hand, the killer is about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t eager to be unfortunate victims as they prepare to battle to the death.  

Sophia Takai directed black Christmas. Imogen Poots, Lily Donoghue, Alyse Shannon, Caleb Eberhardt, Brittany O’Grady. 

2. Krampus (2015)

Krampus is one of the best Christmas horror movies of all time. Young Max becomes disillusioned and abandons Christmas when his chaotic family disputes over the holidays.

Meanwhile, Krampus, a demonic entity of ancient evil dedicated to punishing non-believers, is enraged by this lack of joyful mood.  

Furthermore, everything goes to hell when beloved holiday symbols take on a horrific life of their own—laying siege to the divided family’s house and forcing them to fight for survival.

Michael Dougherty directed Krampus. At the same time, Krampus star Adam Scott, David Koechner, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony. 

3. The Lodge (2019)

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in at a rural holiday resort with her fiancé’s two children.

Additionally, strange and terrible circumstances threaten to awaken psychic monsters from her strict religious past, just as relations between the trio begin to thaw.  

Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz directed the lodge. And Starring Jaeden Martell, Riley Keough, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage. 

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the best Christmas movies. The pumpkin ruler of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, is tired of doing the same thing every Halloween.  

However, he stumbles into Christmas Town one day. He is so fascinated with the notion of Christmas that he tries to enlist the help of Halloween Town’s resident bats, ghouls, and goblins to put on Christmas instead of Halloween.  

But they can’t quite get it right. Furthermore, the Night before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Starring the voices of Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hare, Chris Sarandon, Glenn Shadix, William Hickey.  

5. A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

High school students investigate a mysterious homicide during the previous holiday season. Additionally, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree.  

And one family is stalked by Krampus, the Christmas demon, through a winter wonderland. Meanwhile, Santa is fending off undead elves at the North Pole.  

A Christmas horror story is directed by Steven Hoban, Grant Harvey, Doug Taylor. Starring William Shatner, Rob Archer, George Buza, Zoe De Grand Maison, Shannon Kook, Alex Ozerov.  

6. A Christmas Carol: Scrooge (1951)

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge is one of the best Christmas horror movies.

The Victorian money lender and stingy recluse Ebenezer Scrooge can’t be bothered with the poor during the most festive time of the year, stubbornly refusing to believe in Christmas and being separated from his limitless wealth.  

Instead of spending the holy Night alone, the skeptic is visited by an unexpected and sympathetic companion.  

Who prepares the way for the arrival of the otherworldly spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

What do the pale ghosts desire, though? Is it possible for a cruel old miser to recognize his mistakes and accept change?  

Is Scrooge, in the end, ready to love and be loved? Furthermore, A Christmas Carol is directed by Brian Desmond Hurst.

Jack Warner, Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Kathleen Harrison, Michael Hordern.  

7. Anna And The Apocalypse (2017)

When the zombie apocalypse strikes the tranquil village of Little Haven around the holidays, Anna and her high school pals must fight, sing, and dance to stay alive amidst the undead horde.  

Furthermore, Anna must team up with her closest buddy John to fight her way across town, past zombified snowmen, Santas, elves, and Christmas shoppers, to the high school, where they will be safe.  

But they quickly learn that being a teenager, even at the end of the world, is just as challenging as staying alive.

Furthermore, Anna and the Apocalypse was directed by John Mcphail. And starring Ella Hunt, Sarah Swire, Malcolm Cumming, Marli Siu, Christopher Leveaux.  

8. Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins are one of the best Christmas horror movies. Small green creatures are ravaging the little town of Kingston Falls.

Additionally, following the acquisition of a new pet and the violation of two of three simple rules: no water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light (broken), hilarity ensues.  

Furthermore, there’s hilarious mayhem and ruin in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, before you call the repairman when your washing machine breaks or your TV stops working, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds.  

Because you never know when a gremlin might be lurking in your home. Joe Dante directs gremlins. And Starring Zach Galligan, Hoyt Axton, Phoebe Cates, John Louie, Keye Luke.  

9. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)

Ricky is released from the psychiatric hospital when the door opens.

However, he carries the terrible memories of his brother Billy’s death, as well as the blazing picture of Mother Superior, the mighty lady who was responsible for his brother’s horrible death. Additionally, Ricky’s new life entails avenging his brother’s death.  

Ricky is on a blind quest for vengeance that will lead him to Mother Superior by any means necessary, whether it’s the cutting edge of a gleaming steel knife blade or the electrifying charge of a set of battery wires.  

In addition, we recommend that Mother Superior offer an extra prayer for herself while she prays in the dark because even her faith will not be enough to stop Ricky.  

However, in the quiet of this Night, prayers will be ineffective! Silent Night, Deadly Night was directed by Lee Harry.

Starring James Newman, Eric Freeman, Jean Miller, Elizabeth Kaitan, Darren Guilbeau.  

10. Jack Frost (1998)

Jack Frost is one of the best Christmas horror movies of all time. He is a singer who spends much of his time on the road.  

So he doesn’t get to spend much time with his son Charlie, despite their str bond. Charlie becomes an unfortunate young man after Jack dies in a car accident until Jack reappears as a snowman. Furthermore, they can now do everything they couldn’t do while Jack was human.  

But what will others say if they see Charlie chatting to a snowman? And what will happen when the temperature warms up?

Furthermore, Jack Frost is directed by Troy Miller. And Starring Kelly Preston, Michael Keaton, Mark Addy, Joseph Cross, Andrew Lawrence.  

11. Santa’s Slay (2005)

Bill Goldberg plays the devil’s son, who lost a bet with an angel and was forced to impersonate Santa for 1000 years. But now the chance has run out, and good old Santa isn’t as happy as he once was.  

However, he makes up for a lost time by beginning to murder people. Santa slays is directed by David Steiman. Douglas Smith, Bill Goldberg, Robert Culp, Emile de Ravin, Dave Thomas.  

12. Better Watch Out (2016)

Better watch out is one of the best Christmas horror movies of all time. When you think of the suburbs, you think of safety, but the suburbs are anything from safe this holiday night.  

Additionally, Ashley expected an easy night babysitting. Still, the Night takes a turn when violent intruders come in and torture her and the twelve-year-old child she’s caring for, Luke.  

Furthermore, Ashley fights back to the best of her abilities, only to learn that this isn’t your typical home invasion. Better watch out was directed by Chris Peckover.

Starring Levi Miller, Olivia De Jonge, Ed Oxenbould, Dacre Montgomery, Alexis Mikic.  

13. Dead Night (2003)

Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to his mother-in-house laws to celebrate Christmas for the previous 20 years.

He takes a shortcut this year. It’s the most significant blunder he’s ever made: The nightmare is about to begin.  

Additionally, a mysterious white woman goes through the woods, bringing death. However, a scary black automobile transports the victims deep into the Night with its driver hidden. Every road sign directs them to a location they never arrive at. 

Furthermore, the survivors succumb to terror and insanity. Long-buried truths are revealed, and Christmas becomes a living hell.

Dead Night is directed by Fabrice Canepa, Jean-Baptise Andrea. Starring Lin Shaye, Ray Wise, Alexandra Holden, Mick Cain, William Rosenfeld.  

14. Merry Christmas (2017)

Merry Christmas is also one of the best Christmas horror movies. A man named Michael can’t believe his good fortune when the woman of his dreams asks him to her family’s Christmas dinner in this horror comedy.  

Furthermore, what did she tell him that he didn’t know? He’s the one who’s going to be served.

Additionally, Michael’s boss is linked to the dream woman, so there’s a not-so-subtle parallel about capitalism chowing down on its workers there.  

Further, Merry Christmas was directed by Ryan Nelson. Starring Cole Gleason, Casey O’Keefe, Gwen Van Dam, David Ruprecht, Whitney Nielsen.  

15. The Children (2008)

Elaine and Jonah and their teenage daughter and young son and daughter had traveled to their distant country home to spend the New Year with her sister Chloe and her husband Robbie, as well as their two small children.  

Furthermore, after appearing to be sick, the children become increasingly nefarious one by one. Additionally, Children was directed by Tom Shankland.

Starring Stephen Campbell Moore, Eva Birthistle, Rachel Shelley, Jeremy Sheffield.  

16. Wind Chill (2007)

The wind chill is one of the best Christmas horror movies of all time. The Girl and the Guy, a couple of college students, return to Delaware the day before Christmas Eve. They’re on an icy road that the Guy believes is a scenic detour.  

Additionally, a hit-and-run driver runs them off the road in the middle of nowhere in below-freezing temperatures.

However, they quickly understand they’ve been trapped in a mystical bubble where a crime from 1953 is doomed to repeat itself, endangering new victims year after year.  

In addition, the Guy tries to walk back to the last gas station, but his injuries from the accident are more severe than he admits.

Gregory Jacobs directed the wind chill. And Starring Ashton Holmes, Emily Blunt, Ned Bellamy, Martin Donovan, Ian A.Wallace.  

17. P2 (2007)

In the parking garage of the office building where she works, a plump businesswoman awakens to find herself bound to a chair and held captive by a deranged security officer.  

Furthermore, the sleepy vixen, dazed and bewildered, and swimming in dizziness, try to shake off the Chloroform he injected her with and reclaim her identity.

Additionally, when the guard unchains her, he throws the still-drugged beauty into a cat-and-mouse game.  

In addition, the stumbling executive, stripped of her work attire and redressed braless in a backless halter dress, must either escape her crazed captor and park level P2 or be hit by a deep scent of Chloroform, which stops her dead in her steps and knocks the gorgeous bombshell down on her bareback!  

Furthermore, will the buxom beauty be able to flee, or will she become a slave to his chloroformed into uncooperative? Frank Khalfoun directed P2. Starring Rachel Nichols, Simon Reynolds, Wes Bentley, Philip Akin, Stephanie Moore.  

18. The Gingerdead Man (2005)

The gingerbread man is also one of the best Christmas horror movies you should watch.

A real-life Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a condemned criminal, wreaking havoc on the girl who consigned the perpetrator to the electric chair.  

Charles Band directs the gingerbread man. And starring Robin Sydney, Gary Busey, Larry Cedar, Ryan Locke,  

19. The Day of the Beast (1995)

After discovering the code underlying Saint John’s mysterious Book of Revelation, the committed Catholic priest, Father ngel Berriarta, travels to Madrid to prevent the birth of the beast and the end of the world.  

Additionally, according to his calculations based on a numerical transcription of the Apocalypse, the delivery will take place somewhere in the Spanish city on Christmas Day.  

Nevertheless, time is running out, and the good father must pinpoint the particular birthplace.

Father Berriarta teams together with José Mara, an eager Black Metal specialist, and Professor Caván, an Italian TV program host and occult connoisseur, without delay, although being unsure of how to get started.  

However, the enemy’s once-pious man must now become an unforgiving sinner to thwart the arch-objectives.

Is there any hope left? Alex de la Iglesia directs the day of the beast. And starring Armando De Razza, Alex Angulo, Santiago Segura, Terele Pavez, Nathalie Serena.  

20. Christmas Evil (1980)

Christmas Is widely regarded as the best of the Christmas horror films. It tells the story of a young boy who loves Christmas. When he discovers that Santa Claus is not accurate, he is traumatized as a child.  

Additionally, the toymaker spends the rest of his life attempting to bring the Christmas spirit to life. He develops an obsession with children’s conduct and the quality of the toys he creates. 

Furthermore, when confronted with hypocrisy and cynicism, he snaps and goes on a yuletide murdering rampage to bring this dark comedy nightmare to a close.

Christmas evil is directed by Lewis Jackson. Starring Jeffrey DeMunn, Brandon Maggart, Dianne Hull, Brian Neville, Andy Fenwick.  

21. Tales From the Crypt (1989)

Last on our list of best Christmas horror movies of all time are tales from the Crypt.

Horror, twists, black magic, and science fiction are among the topics explored in these half-hour stories. Furthermore, “The Crypt Keeper,” a puppet, introduces the story.  

However, a mash-up of The Twilight Zone (1959) with contemporary horror films. Not for the faint of heart or the queasy. Steven Dodd created tales from the Crypt.

Starring William Sadler, John Kassir, Miguel Ferrer, Roy Brocksmith, John Kassir, William Sadler, Cam Clarke. 

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