12 Ridiculously Scary Christmas Movies to Watch During the Holidays

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Vote up the scariest or best combination laugh-and-scream Christmas movies.

It’s the most wonderful, joyous time of the year! So break out all your terrifying, scary Christmas movies. Sure, during the festive holiday season, you typically gather your family before the old mind control box to watch jolly movies that make you feel grateful, happy, and warm inside. But just in case you want to switch things up, check out the best Christmas horror films ever made.

Most of the dark holiday movies on this list feature a combination of horror and comedy. There's a fair number of straight-up Christmas slasher films that put a knife in Santa’s hands, but a lot of these flicks effectively blend black comedy and horror, helping audiences laugh and scream at the same time. In addition to such "ho, ho, ho"-inducing slaughterfests, you may be surprised to find one very traditional holiday classic on this list that doesn’t feature a drop of blood, but is sure to cause a whole heap of existential terror.

So put the children to bed, and remember: the family that slays together stays together. Don’t see your favorite Christmas horror movie on the list? Add it in the comments section below.