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.

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.