The Best Christmas Horror Movies That Will Sleigh You

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Vote up your favorite horror movies that take place on or near Christmas.

The best Christmas Horror movies capture the spirit of the holidays and then scare it right out of you. If you are looking for a fright around the holidays, look no further than the scary Christmas movies below. Be sure to check out every rendition of Black Christmas which was first made in 1974 with several remakes to follow. Krampus is another great Christmas horror movie that brings a lesser-known Austro-Bavarian folk tale to life only to terrorize a family looking to celebrate Christmas in peace. From Santa to Krampus, this list has the frightening films you are looking for when it comes to Xmas horror movies.

But which one of these Christmas horror movies is the best? You get to help decide with your votes! Vote up your favorite scary holiday movies and vote down any that didn't have you hiding under the tree.

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  • Black Christmas
    Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Keir Dullea
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Bob Clark
  • Wind Chill
    Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes, Martin Donovan
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Gregory Jacobs
  • Krampus
    Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, Toni Collette
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Michael Dougherty
  • The Lodge
    Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
  • Gremlins
    Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Joe Dante
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
    Tara Buckman, Linnea Quigley, Lilyan Chauvin
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Charles Sellier
  • A Christmas Horror Story
    William Shatner, Zoé De Grand Maison, Adrian Holmes
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan
  • Santa's Slay
    James Caan, Fran Drescher, Bill Goldberg
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: David Steiman
  • Better Watch Out
    Levi Miller, Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Chris Peckover
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Dead End
    Ray Wise, Alexandra Holden, Lin Shaye
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa
  • Silent Night
    Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell, Donal Logue
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Steven C. Miller
  • Anna and the Apocalypse
    Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: John McPhail
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night
    John Carradine, Patrick O'Neal, Mary Woronov
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Theodore Gershuny
  • P2
    Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Paul Sun Hyung Lee
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
  • Jack Frost
    Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Michael Cooney
  • Christmas Evil
    Jeffrey DeMunn, Mark Margolis, Peter Friedman
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Lewis Jackson
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
    Tara Buckman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Linnea Quigley
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Lee Harry
  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
    Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Ilmari Järvenpää
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Jalmari Helander
  • All the Creatures Were Stirring
    Constance Wu, Jonathan Kite, Jocelin Donahue
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: David Ian McKendry, Rebekah McKendry
  • The Children
    Eva Birthistle, Raffiella Brooks, Stephen Campbell Moore
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Tom Shankland
  • Saint
    Huub Stapel, Egbert Jan Weeber, Caro Lenssen
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Dick Maas
  • Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys
    Corey Feldman, Vanessa Angel, Silvia Šuvadová
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Ted Nicolaou
  • Don't Open till Christmas
    Caroline Munro, Kevin Lloyd, Edmund Purdom
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Edmund Purdom
  • Treevenge