Happy Holidays, everyone! We’re in the final countdown to Christmas now, which makes it the perfect time to start bingeing some holiday-themed horror movies. So, with that in mind, I’ve gone ahead and collected more than 40 different genre films that are currently streaming on a variety of platforms that should more than get you ready to deck some halls over the next few days.

Sinister slashers, killer kids, maniacal Santas, a cavalcade of Krampus movies (seriously, SO many Krampus movies!) and so much more—there’s pretty much something for every type of horror fan here. So, be sure to check out the entire list, because there are lots of great streaming choices here to help you get through the holiday season.


Anna and the Apocalypse (Available 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.

Santa’s Slay (Available on Vudu)

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

Better Watch Out (Available on Tubi TV & Shudder)

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.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Available on Hulu & Amazon Prime)

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.

Deadly Games AKA Dial Code Santa Claus (Available 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.

All the Creatures Were Stirring (Available on Shudder)

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

P2 (Available on Vudu & Tubi TV)

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.

Slay Belles (Available on Tubi TV & Amazon Prime)

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

Await Further Instructions (Available 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.

Red Christmas (Available on Tubi TV)

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

Krampus Unleashed (Available on Hulu & Vudu & Tubi TV)

In pursuit of buried treasure, a group of fortune hunters unearth an ancient demonic summoning stone that holds a terrible curse and awakens a timeless evil, the Krampus. After centuries of slumber, Krampus has awoken with a thirst for blood.

Good Tidings (Available on Amazon Prime)

A homeless war veteran with a checkered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted on Christmas Day by three vicious psychopaths in Santa Claus suits.

Christmas Evil (Available on Shudder)

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

Once Upon a Time at Christmas (Available on Vudu)

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.

Holiday Hell (Available on Tubi TV)

On Christmas Eve, a woman enters a curiosity shop looking for a gift where the strange shopkeeper tells her the horrific stories behind four objects.

The Children (2008) (Available on Tubi TV & Amazon Prime)

A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

The Long Kiss Goodnight (Available on Netflix)

A woman who can’t remember anything before the day she woke up eight years ago injured and pregnant starts to exhibit bizarre, violent impulses.

The Gingerdead Man (Available 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.

Christmas Presence (Available on Shudder)

A Friendsmas quickly turns to chaos and a bloody nightmare ensues.

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.

Into the Dark: Pooka! (Available 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.

Black Christmas (1974) (Available on Vudu & Tubi TV & Shudder)

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

Holidays (Available 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.

Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (Available on Tubi TV & Shudder)

A notorious sequel. A Christmas killer. Garbage Day.

All Through the House (Available on Tubi TV & Amazon Prime)

A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies and hunts his way to the front steps of the town's most feared and notorious home.

A Christmas Horror Story (Available 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.

A Christmas Slay (Available on Tubi TV)

A holiday in a remote lodge turns into a bloodbath when a Santa obsessed killer escapes from a nearby hospital.

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

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 (Available on Vudu & Tubi TV)

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.

Mercy Christmas (Available on Amazon Prime)

Michael Briskett meets the perfect woman and his ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family's holiday celebration. Michael's dream shatters once he realizes that HE will be the Christmas dinner.

Mrs. Claus (Available on Tubi TV & Amazon Prime)

A group of college students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house that has a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer who appears to be the beloved wife of Santa Claus.

Saint (Available on Hulu)

An original and delightfully gruesome slasher film, SAINT re-imagines jolly old Saint Nick as a murderous bishop fulfilling a grisly prophecy under the December full moon. Packed with creative yuletide horror, SAINT is a fun chiller that follows local teen Frank (Weeber) as he sets out on a bloody, high-energy battle to save Amsterdam from the wrathful "Sinterklaas" and his minions.

The Elf (Available 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.

Unholy Night (Available on Amazon Prime)

A lonely nurse working the night shift on Christmas Eve befriends an elderly patient who weaves a wicked set of tales about the most wonderful time of the year. This Christmas, evil comes home for the holidays!

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Available on Tubi TV)

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

Into the Dark: A Nasty Piece of Work (Available on Hulu)

A mid-level corporate employee finds out he’s not getting the Christmas bonus he was expecting, but his boss invites him to earn a promotion by beating his professional rival in a violent competition.

Mother Krampus (Available on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)

Based on the urban legend, Mother Krampus is a witch that comes on the 12 days of Christmas taking children each night.

Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride (Available on Vudu & Tubi TV)

On Christmas Eve, four young women wrap up their community service with one last visit to the older and less fortunate. As darkness falls and the cold settles in, they realize there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye.

Krampus: The Christmas Devil (Available on Tubi TV)

A small town police officer uncovers that an evil spirit has been kidnapping and killing mischievous children during the Christmas season.

Krampus 2: The Devil Returns (Available on Tubi TV)

Hoping to find clues to his daughter’s disappearance, an ex-cop helps hunt down a yuletide monster that punishes kids who've been naughty.

Krampus: The Reckoning (Available on Tubi TV)

An odd little girl summons a legendary demon spirit, Santa’s dark counterpart, and unleashes him to punish those she deems naughty at Christmastime.

Elves (Available on Amazon Prime)

When a group of friends discover ancient elves locked in a cursed chest, they unknowingly unleash their wrath on the world.

  • Heather Wixson
    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.