20 Demented Holiday Movies For Fans Of "Violent Night"

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While some stick to Christmas classics such as A Christmas Story or Elf for their holiday season media diet, it seems a whole heap of people have elected to check out some season's beatings in the David Harbour-starring Violent Night.

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Featuring the Stranger Things actor as a badass Santa Claus taking on highly-trained mercenaries whose heist interferes with his gift-delivery route, Violent Night has been kicking butt in theaters and, as of this week, on Video-on-Demand. But if you've seen and loved Violent Night and are looking for more not-so-merry content for your media diet on Christmas weekend, you're in luck, as I've assembled 20 twisted Christmas flicks that will entertain you naughty folk more than a lump of coal.

1.Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

An old, bearded man hangs suspended in a weird clinical chamber

2.Deadly Games

A fake Santa Claus holds up a bloody razor

3.Christmas Bloody Christmas

A blood-covered Santa Claus, illuminated by green lights, wields an axe

4.Black Christmas (2006)

Four young women scream at the discovery of a dead body in a snow bank

5.Santa's Slay

An intimidating Santa Claus stands imposingly in front of a fireplace

6.Krampus (2015)

A hook drops down an extinguished fireplace near a sleeping child

7.Gremlins (1984)

Four scaly gremlins sing Christmas Carols in the snow

8.Reindeer Games

A gun-wielding man in a Santa costume hides from a threat behind a door

9.Anna and the Apocalypse

A group of teenagers discover a new problem while hiding away from the living dead

10.A Christmas Horror Story

A bloodied Santa is illuminated by a bright light in a dark room

11.Inside (2007)

A bloody woman with a shard of glass hides in the bathroom from her attacker

12.Silent Night (2012)

A man in a creepy Santa mask stares through a glass window


A bearded man in a red beanie wields two pistols at an enemy

14.Batman Returns

Batman points a gun-like gadget at an enemy at a holiday celebration

15.A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Two men dressed as toy soldiers cower near shelfing units filled with wigs

16.Better Watch Out

A young babysitter and her preteen client hide from an apparent threat

17.The Fireplace (aka Adult Swim Yule Log)

Logs roast in a seemingly ordinary fireplace


A woman in a revealing white dress hides near a pillar in a parking garage while holding an axe

19.Die Hard

A bloodied man in a tanktop and jeans swings into a building window with a fire hose

20.Treevenge (2008)

A bloody tree branch lurks toward a screaming man's face