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Best Christmas Horror Movies 2020 For A Scary Holiday

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Halloween isn’t the only holiday when horrors take place. Christmas is not only about cheerfulness and happiness. These are the top best Christmas horror movies 2020 you can watch to bring some fear to your family this holiday season.

In the last quarter of 2020, fans have the chance to witness the release of some holiday horror movies. These new holiday horror films are for a celebrating holiday filled with fear rather than cheer. These new releases will keep the spooky season alive well into the winter months.

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I. Holiday Christmas Horror Movies Releasing in 2020

Commonly, stories crafted in the holiday season like Christmas are assumed to surround the most joy of the holiday. In recent years, directors tend to turn traditionally joyful celebrations into nightmare scenarios. Obviously, 2020 is exactly the time when horror has an impressive way of taking the happiest holidays and making them into the most horrific by morphing innocent traditions and customs into something more sinister. Now let’s check out the top holiday Christmas horror movies 2020 list below.

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1. All The Creatures Were Stirring

All the creatures were stirring
All the creatures were stirring

First released in 2018, the horror movie All The Creatures Were Stirring follows a couple on Christmas Eve as they venture into a bizarre theater where they are greeted with several horror stories all pertaining to the holiday season. It features demons, ghosts, and a threatening game of White Elephant at an office Christmas party. While providing ample amounts of scares, All The Creatures Were Stirring has the additional element of being a horror-comedy, which may appeal to some who like moments of levity with their holiday chills. It was available to stream on Shudder on November 30, 2020.

2. Christmas Presence

Chrismas Presence 2018
Chrismas Presence 2018

Just like All The Creatures Were Stirring, Christmas Presence was also first released in 2018. And this one of the best Christmas horror movies 2020 was available for streaming on November 30, 2020, exclusively on Shudder. The horror movie is about a group of friends, who rent a lodge for the holidays rather than spending time with their families. And here they uncover that their remote location has a sinister plan for their stay in mind.

3. Deathcember

Deathcember 2020
Deathcember 2020

This might be the most anticipated movie in the Christmas Horror Movies 2020 list. The thriller movie features 24 short movies compiled together to create one gruesome story pertaining to cheer, fear, and the holiday spirit. With two dozen directors, all of whom bring different perspectives on the sub-genre, contributing to the movie, Deathcember has the opportunity to provide fans with holiday-themed horrors they may not have seen before. While Christmas is a major contributor to the sub-genre, it is possible that this new addition could feature stories surrounding Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other less often explored celebrations. Deathcember was available on November 24, 2020, on major digital streaming platforms in the U.S. and Canada.

4. The Nights Before Christmas

The Nights Before Christmas 2020
The Nights Before Christmas 2020

Santa Claus returns to a new holiday horror movie, The Nights Before Christmas. This time, he has partnered up with his beloved and equally as a murderous wife, Mrs. Claus. The two go on a killing spree, all while evading the FBI. Santa and Mrs. Claus have a relationship similar to Harley Quinn and Joker in this holiday horror movie that is available for streaming everywhere on December 6, 2020. It is currently offered for VOD viewing through Amazon as well as on DVD for residents in the United Kingdom.

II. Other Chrismas Horror Movies List To Watch This Holiday

NoMovie nameYearDirector
5Anna and the Apocalypse 2017John McPhail
6Better Watch Out2016Chris Peckover
7Black Christmas2019Sophia Takal
8Christmas Evil (aka You Better Watch Out)1980Lewis Jackson
9A Christmas Horror Story2015Brett Sullivan, Steve Hoban, Grant Harvey
10Dead of Night1945Alberto Cavalcanti, Robert Hamer, Basil Dearden, Charles Crichton
11Eyes Wide Shut1999Stanley Kubrick
12Gremlins1984Joe Dante
13Holidays2016 Kevin SmithGary ShoreScott StewartKevin KolschMORE
14Jack Frost1997Troy Miller
15Krampus2015Michael Dougherty
16The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993Henry Selick
17Rare Exports2010Jalmari Helander
18Santa Claws1996Glenn Miller
19Santa’s Slay 2005David Steiman
20Silent Night, Deadly Night1984Charles Sellier
21Sint2010Dick Maas
22Tales From the Crypt: And All Through the House1972Robert Zemeckis
Chrismas Horror Movies List To Watch This Holiday

Do you have any other frightening Chrismas horror movies to add to the list? Let us know if we miss any.

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