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Christmas Horror Short Films to Help You Feel Frightfully Festive

by Kelly McNeely

We all have our festive traditions (including a long list of full-length holiday horror films, I’m sure), but they can be a (blissfully) time consuming challenge if you’ve got a busy schedule. If you’re unable to pry yourself away from preparing (or consuming) a hearty holiday spread, I thought I’d wrangle up a list of short films to tide you over.

Classic holiday shorts like Treevenge (from Jason Eisner, director of Canuxsploitation hit Hobo With A Shotgun) or Rare Exports Inc (the delightful short that led to one of my all-time favorite feature films) may already be on your radar. If not, watch them now! And enjoy this new collection to get you through the festivities of 2017.

Happy Holidays, everyone!


“When her neighbor refuses to get into the Christmas spirit, a jolly citizen takes matters into her own hands.”

Do You See What I See?

“During the Christmas season, two sisters (Caleigh Le Grand, Jorja Cadence) throw a house party, unaware that a deadly invader will be crashing the proceedings.”

Deathly Presents

“It might drop down your chimney, it might mysteriously fill your stockings, it may even slip itself under your tree, but be sure… This Christmas… EVIL IS BACK.”

Santa Claus is a Vampire

“Happily married couple Sharon and Cody are returning home with this year’s Christmas tree when an unexpected encounter with Vampire Santa Claus leaves Sharon sole defender of her home where no one is safe, not her son, the babysitter Holly or even herself. Can she stop Santa from coming down that chimney? Traditional vampire rules apply…”

Hide and Seek

Here Comes Santa

“A young boy waiting up for Santa Claus gets more than he bargains for.”

Something Under the Christmas Tree

“A young boy encounters something evil under the Christmas tree”


For more holiday horror shorts, you can view our list from 2013 or watch last year’s favorite, Santa.

For more on Horror shorts, check out our list of 14 Horror Films Based on Short Films

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