Happy Monday, everyone! We officially made it to the finish line for the Christmas season this week, and just in case you’re looking for some horrific holiday horrors or specials to get you into the spirit, here’s a rundown of where you can find an assortment of titles streaming across all the great platforms out there.

From Shudder to Tubi TV to Hulu to Netflix to even Kanopy (which is available for free to anyone with a library card), and so many others, we’ve got you covered with this list of festive frights to enjoy at home. I’ve even gone ahead and included a few unusual choices in here, too, including a special involving Vincent Price narrating Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Happy Holidays and Happy Streaming!

New Holiday Traditions:

A Creepshow Holiday Special (Streaming on Shudder)

Robert Weston has noticed some odd changes lately that his doctors can’t explain. The only explanation for his symptoms is that he might be… a werewolf? In search of an answer, he discovers an unusual support group where others can help him learn the truth, but what he discovers is far more sinister than he could have ever imagined. The rag-tag group of misfits must band together to fight the assassin who has been hunting them for centuries.

The Holiday Movies That Made Us: Nightmare Before Christmas (Streaming on Netflix)

The unlikely holiday classic, and stop-motion first, comes to ghoulish life with persistent vision – and nimble work by a ragtag bunch of misfits.

Alien Xmas (Streaming on Netflix)

A young elf mistakes a tiny alien for a Christmas gift, not knowing her new plaything has plans to destroy Earth’s gravity – and steal all the presents. Directed by Stephen Chiodo.

Modern Holiday Horrors:

A Christmas Horror Story (Streaming on Shudder)

It's the season of joy, peace, and goodwill. unless you live in Bailey Downs. Last Christmas Eve, two teens came to a grisly end in a school basement. Now, one year later, a new set of horrors has come to town. As three friends explore the site of the massacre, a malevolent spirit is determined to keep them there forever.

Rare Exports (Streaming on  Shudder & Amazon Prime & Hulu & Tubi TV & Kanopy)

In this darkly comic gem, it's Christmas Eve in northern Finland, and an archeological dig has just unearthed Santa Claus. But this Santa isn't one you want coming to town.

Holidays (Streaming on Netflix)

Eight gleefully grim short tales set on Halloween, Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and other holidays comprise this chilling horror anthology.

Slay Belles (Streaming on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)

On Christmas Eve, three cosplaying women accidentally unleash Krampus and team up with Santa Claus to save the world!

Anna and the Apocalypse (Streaming on Hulu & Amazon Prime)

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones.

Silent Night (2012) (Streaming on Tubi TV & Pluto TV)

A small-town sheriff (Malcolm McDowell) and his deputy (Jaime King) search for a killer Santa on Christmas Eve. A loose remake of the controversial cult-classic, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT.

I Trapped the Devil (Streaming on Hulu)

After trapping what he believes to be the devil, a man caught in a spiral of paranoia, trauma and evil unravels when his estranged family shows up for Christmas.

Santa Jaws (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

A young aspiring comic book artist is gifted a mysterious pen that brings his drawing to life. Now his creation, Santa Jaws, begins to devour his family and the remaining must battle for survival against this creature.

Red Christmas (Streaming on Shudder & Tubi TV & Peacock)

A widowed mother must protect her family when a demented stranger turns their Christmas Day celebration into an over-the-top bloodbath.

Await Further Instructions (Streaming on Netflix)

A family’s tense reunion turns terrifying when they get trapped in their home by an unknown force, and sinister commands begin appearing on their TV.

Ugly Sweater Party (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

An ugly sweater party turns into a bloodbath when an evil Christmas sweater possesses one of the partygoers.

All the Creatures Were Stirring (Streaming on Shudder)

In this devilish horror anthology, there’s plenty to fear this holiday season.

Secret Santa (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

A group of eccentric college kids, struggling to get through their hectic exams, decide to throw a holiday party, adding a Secret Santa exchange for fun. Little do they know a killer is in town and has made a special list and each one of them has a special present waiting for them. 

The Lodge (Streaming on Hulu)

When the father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace’s dark past.

Into the Dark: Pooka! (Streaming on Hulu)

Christmas is coming up, so a struggling actor gets a holiday season job as a character in a plush suit to promote the hottest toy of the year, “Pooka.” At first it’s a fun and friendly distraction, but he slowly develops two personalities-one when he’s in the suit, and one that’s outside it-as Pooka slowly starts to take possession of him.

P2 (Available on Peacock)

A woman, the last to leave the office on Christmas Eve, must survive the night when she is trapped in a parking garage with a deranged security guard.

Better Watch Out (Streaming on Shudder & Amazon Prime & Vudu & Tubi TV & Pluto TV)

This holiday season, you may be home, but you’re not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

Silent Night Zombie Night (Streaming on Tubi TV)

Before Christmas, a viral outbreak turns the citizens of LA into the walking dead, as an LAPD officer is trapped with his faithless wife and partner.

Once Upon a Time at Christmas (Streaming on Hulu)

When a serial-killer couple dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus terrorizes a small town, a teen girl and a young cop must solve the pattern behind the seemingly random homicides.

Sick for Toys (Available on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)

Roy accepts an invitation to Christmas dinner with Emilia. He soon realizes that the evening is not what it seems and ends up fighting for his life.

Santa’s Slay (Available on Peacock)

After a millennium of spreading Christmas cheer, Santa Claus (Bill Goldberg) reverts to his demonic self and gives the gift of fear.

The Gingerdead Man (Streaming on Tubi TV)

A killer who died in an electric chair comes to life in the form of an adorable yet evil gingerbread man made in the bakery from hell.

The Elf (Streaming on Vudu & Tubi TV)

After inheriting a toy shop, Nick discovers an elf doll with a naughty list of his family’s names, triggering a supernatural Christmas killing spree.

Classic Festive Frights:

Black Christmas (1974) (Streaming on Shudder & Vudu & Pluto TV & Tubi TV & Peacock & Kanopy)

This horror classic about a killer stalking sorority girls on Xmas helped spawn the slasher genre.

Silent Night Bloody Night (Streaming on Tubi TV)

A man investigates the grisly crimes that occurred in a former insane asylum, unsettling the locals who all seem to have something to hide.

Jack Frost (Streaming on Amazon Prime & Vudu & Tubi TV)

When his prison transport collides with a truck full of "genetic material," condemned serial killer Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald) is inexplicably transformed into a terrifying, murderous snowman.

Jack Frost 2 (Streaming on Vudu)

Jack Frost is back and looking for revenge on his nemesis who is vacationing on an island, so Frost brings winter terror to the tropics.

Blood Beat (Streaming on Shudder & Amazon Prime)

In this wild cult Christmas horror gem, a young woman travels to rural Wisconsin to meet her boyfriend's family. There, a samurai warrior's spirit possesses her body to go on a bloody killing spree.

To All a Goodnight (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

While throwing a big party at a closed finishing school over Christmas break, a group of teens is terrorized by a killer.

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol (1982) (Streaming on Tubi TV)

The classic holiday tale tells of Scrooge, whose lust for money has destroyed his life, until ghosts of the season show him how to be a better man.

Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2 (Streaming on Shudder & Amazon Prime & Tubi TV & Pluto TV)

A notorious sequel. A Christmas killer. Garbage Day.

Silent Night Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out (Streaming on Tubi TV)

The Santa Claus Killer is back! A blind woman discovers that she’s psychically connected to the reanimated, Christmas time serial killer.

Silent Night Deadly Night 4: Initiation (Streaming on Tubi TV)

A beautiful reporter investigating a bizarre murder falls prey to a sinister cult she-demons who seek to "initiate" her into their satanic sorority.

Silent Night Deadly Night 5: Toy Maker (Streaming on Tubi TV)

A mother and her son set out to stop a malicious toymaker and his creepy child from terrorizing the residents of a small town with the deadly toys they create.

Christmas Evil (Streaming on Shudder)

A man obsessed with Santa Claus snaps and goes on a Yuletide killing spree.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Streaming on Tubi TV)

The true meaning of Christmas prevails after a group of Martians travel to earth and kidnap Santa and two earth children.

Deadly Games (aka Dial Code Santa Claus) (Streaming on Shudder)

Thomas is nine years old. He is a little genius and he believes in Santa Claus. December 24th, midnight. Hidden, Thomas waits for Saint Nick, but he is about to experience the most frightening night of his entire life.

Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol (Narrated by Vincent Price) (Streaming on Tubi TV)

Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

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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.