Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Horror Movies

It's the most wonderful time of the year,
with the kids jingle belling
and everyone telling you be of good cheer
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

If the lyrics of Edward Pola and George Wyle's ubiquitous Christmas single are more apt to fill you with dread than cheer, you've come to the right place. These holiday horror films should give you just the right dose of sour to cure any saccharine-induced toothache that ails you.

Gremlins is the ultimate tale of buyer's remorse. A cute, cuddly little Mogwai might look like the perfect Christmas present - until you feed it after midnight.

Think your family is bad? Believe me, they could always be worse. They could be the Engels. Pour yourself a glass of eggnog and watch what happens when Max and his family unleash the spirit of Krampus.

Ugly Christmas sweaters and awkward family photos are one thing, but how can a place where it's Halloween year-round ever be considered horrible? Believe it or not, in The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington and the residents of Halloween Town so long for the magic of Christmas, they're willing to try and steal it (and Santa, too).

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Happy holidays!

Hope you survive.