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5 Chilling Christmas Horror Movies to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

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Feeling a little sick of the same old Christmas movies that make you want to puke up a fruitcake? Well, have no fear, fellow horror buffs! I've got just the thing to add a little fright to your holiday season. Without further ado, here are 5 bone-chilling Christmas horror movies that are sure to make even the Grinchiest of Grinches shake in their boots.

Black Christmas (1974) - This classic slasher flick is like "A Christmas Carol," but instead of visiting the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, a group of sorority sisters get visited by a deranged killer. Directed by Bob Clark and starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, and Margot Kidder, this movie is known for its suspenseful atmosphere and twist ending that will leave you screaming "Oh, come all ye faithful!"

Gremlins (1984) - This fan-favorite movie directed by Joe Dante and starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates is about a young man who gets a mogwai as a Christmas present. But when the rules for caring for the mogwai are broken, it spawns a horde of mischievous gremlins that wreak havoc on the town. "Gremlins" is a fun and thrilling ride that blends horror and comedy perfectly. Just don't feed them after midnight or you'll be singing "Hark! The Herald Angels Scream!"

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) - This controversial film directed by Charles E. Sellier Jr. and starring Robert Brian Wilson, Lilyan Chauvin, and Gilmer McCormick is about a young boy who witnesses his parents' murder on Christmas Eve and is subsequently raised by an abusive, religious fanatic of a grandmother. As an adult, he dons a Santa suit and goes on a killing spree on Christmas Eve. "Silent Night, Deadly Night" is a disturbing and violent exploration of the dark side of the holiday season. It's like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," but instead of a shiny nose, he's got a shiny machete.

Better Watch Out (2016) - This modern Christmas horror film directed by Chris Peckover and starring Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, and Ed Oxenbought is about a group of teenagers who are babysitting a young boy on Christmas Eve. But when they are targeted by a masked home invader, they must fight for their lives to survive the night. "Better Watch Out" is a thrilling and intense ride that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's the perfect movie for those who like their babysitters with a side of blood.

Krampus (2015) - This horror-comedy film directed by Michael Dougherty and starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, and David Koechner is about a dysfunctional family who accidentally summons the ancient demon Krampus. Krampus, a horned beast with a penchant for punishment, begins to terrorize the family and they must band together to survive. "Krampus" is a unique and entertaining twist on the traditional Christmas movie. It's like "A Christmas Carol," but instead of being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, they're visited by a horned beast with a penchant for punishment.

So, if you're in the mood to add a little horror to your holiday season, give these Christmas horror movies a watch. They're sure to give you the thrills and chills you're looking for. Just don't blame me if you can't sleep tonight. You've been warned!

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