Happy Holidays, everyone! With December in full swing, I thought it only made sense that for this installment of Daily Dead Salutes Your Shorts, we spend some time celebrating a batch of festive frights that should get you into the holiday spirit (or at the very least, make a strong case for why you don’t want to end up on Santa’s Naughty List this year). Our first collection of horror shorts for the month includes Christmas Presence by Henrique Couto, Black Santa’s Revenge featuring the legendary Ken Foree (this one is definitely NSFW, kids!), Do You See What I See? from Justin McConnell and Serena Whitney, the gothy Christmas Carol-inspired Humbug, and Here Comes Santa from Chris Thomas.

Christmas Presence (Directed by Henrique Couto)

Synopsis: Mary takes over her friends babysitting job on Christmas Eve, but something more than yuletide spirit is loose in the house...

Black Santa’s Revenge (Directed by David Walker)

Synopsis: In a city where crime rules the streets, one man delivers hope -- with a vengeance. Ken Foree stars as a Santa Claus out to deliver some street justice to a gang of thugs in this two-fisted mini-epic of yuletide revenge.

[Editor's Note: To watch Black Santa's Revenge, click the image below!]

Do You See What I See? (Directed by Justin McConnell & Serena Whitney)

Synopsis: During the Christmas season, two sisters (Caleigh Le Grand, Jorja Cadence) throw a house party, unaware that a deadly invader will be crashing the proceedings.

Humbug (Directed by Matt Thiesen & Justin Lee)

Synopsis: When her neighbor refuses to get into the Christmas spirit, a jolly citizen takes matters into her own hands.

Here Comes Santa (Directed by Chris Thomas)

Synopsis: A young boy waiting up for Santa Claus gets more than he bargains for.

Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for, and was previously a featured writer at and where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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