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14 Christmas Horror Movies Streaming Now on Hulu

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Hulu has something for everyone this holiday season — even horror movie fans. From Hulu Originals, like Pooka!, to classic haunting holiday tales, like Krampus, these are the scariest Christmas horror movies to stream on Hulu this season.

Christmas Horror Movies

1. Santa’s Slay (2022)

Title art for the holiday horror movie, Santa’s Slay.

What if St. Nick isn’t really who we think he is? In this scary Santa movie, the jolly man in red is actually a demon who lost a bet with an angel and is forced to become the kind-hearted man we know and love. Now that the bet is over, the real Santa Claus is here to spread Christmas cheer fear.

Watch: Santa’s Slay*

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2. Silent Night (2020)

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Mark (Bradley Taylor) is a struggling ex-criminal who’s eager to straighten out his life and reconnect with his daughter to give her the best Christmas he can. But when a notorious crime boss blackmails him, Mark has no choice but to complete one final crime. 

Watch: Silent Night

3. Krampus (2015)

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Young Max’s Christmas is about to go from bad to worse in this hair-raising Christmas horror movie. Max’s lack of holiday cheer and enthusiasm unleashes Santa’s demonic counterpart known as Krampus, who’s out to trap and torture Max’s family this Christmas. 

Watch: Krampus

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4. Black Christmas (2019)

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In this remake of the classic 1974 holiday horror movie of the same name, a group of Alpha Kappa Gamma sisters are snowed in on Christmas Eve at their sorority house. Little do they know, the house was once the home of Billy, a young boy who was horrifically abused by his family in the 70s. He got his revenge on his mother, and now he’s come back for more. 

Watch: Black Christmas* 

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5. Letters to Satan Claus (2020)

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Do you prefer your scary movies with a side of humor? Letters to Satan Claus is a holiday horror/comedy about the deadly consequence of a typo. When the letter Holly Frost intended for Santa Claus accidentally gets sent to Satan Claus, she must make a heroic return to her hometown to save her family.

Watch: Letters to Satan Claus*

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6. A Christmas Carol (2019)

Title art for the classic Christmas horror story, A Christmas Carol.

This dark and haunting retelling of the Charles Dickens classic might not be a Christmas-themed slasher, but FX’s take on A Christmas Carol is still eerie enough to send shivers down your spine.

Watch: A Christmas Carol

7. The Lodge (2019)

Title art for the winter horror film, The Lodge.

Richard Hall (Richard Armitage) is called away at the last minute for work, leaving his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough), and two children alone in a remote holiday village. When strange things begin happening, the three have to band together to fight the demons lurking from Grace’s dark past.

Watch: The Lodge*

*The Lodge is available on Hulu with a Max® add-on subscription.

8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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This beloved Tim Burton Christmas classic is more spooky than scary. Discover the magic of Christmas along with Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, as he attempts to bring the holiday cheer of Christmas Town back home with him. 

Watch: The Nightmare Before Christmas*

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10. A Nasty Piece of Work (2019)

Title art for the Christmas thriller movie, A Nasty Piece of Work.

When the employees of a private equity company find out they’re not getting the Christmas bonuses they were expecting, their boss invites them over for a Christmas party that turns out to be a deadly competition for their holiday pay and a promotion.

Watch: A Nasty Piece of Work 

11. Midnight Kiss (2019)

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Every New Year’s Eve, a group of gay best friends and their gal pal play a game called “Midnight Kiss” to ensure each friend has someone to kiss at midnight. But when a masked newcomer wants to join in, the game turns into a sadistic battle for survival.

Watch: Midnight Kiss

12. Pooka! (2018)

Title art for the holiday horror/thriller, Pooka!.

Is Pooka naughty or nice? When a down-on-his-luck actor gets a job dressing up as “Pooka,” the most popular toy of the year, he finds that putting on the suit changes him in more ways than one. 

Watch: Pooka! 

13. Pooka Lives! (2020)

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What would you do if a social media trend you started was getting people killed?

In this sequel to Pooka!, a group of thirty-somethings get together to create the #PookaChallenge, which allows people to summon the terrifying stuffed animal. But when the trend goes viral, it gets dangerously out of hand. 

Watch: Pooka Lives!

14. New Year, New You (2018)

Still image from New Year, New You, featuring a woman covered in blood staring in a mirror.

What happens when you reconnect with childhood friends, but the memories aren’t quite warm and fuzzy? In New Year, New You, a group of friends get together on New Year’s Eve to reconnect after years apart. Upon their reunion, memories from their childhood come back to haunt them with deadly results. 

Watch: New Year, New You

15. Silent Night (2012)

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It’s a not-so-silent night for a small midwestern town when a Santa-clad killer checks off his “naughty list” one-by-one on Christmas Eve. Can the authorities track down the St. Nick Slayer before his list is completed?

Watch: Silent Night*

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Ready to come down from a holiday horror movieinduced adrenaline rush? Check out our guide to the best (non-scary) Christmas movies on Hulu

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