10 best movies like A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

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Movies similar to A Christmas Horror Story (2015): Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Bad Santa 2, Santa Claus. Battle of Mages, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Boo! A Madea Halloween, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, Dead Shack, Santa & Cie, El Camino Christmas, Krampus.

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersDemons
PlotGhosts, Supernatural
TimeNew Year
StyleAction

Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.

Bad Santa 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersMothers
PlotAdventure, Robbery, Depression, Holidays
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, who raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.

Santa Claus. Battle of Mages (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 3.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryRussia
Duration02:38
CharactersMonsters, Wizards
PlotLove, Magic, Holidays
PlaceRussia, Moscow
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric

Young girl Masha accidentally discovers the organization of snow and ice mages fighting the global devil under the leadership of Santa Claus.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
Duration01:36
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Friends, Zombie
PlotDamn things, Supernatural, Investigation
TimeHalloween
StyleDisturbing, For a group of friends

Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Sarah and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.

Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersZombie, Teens, Fathers
PlotGhosts, Holidays
PlaceParty
TimeHalloween

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:11
CharactersMothers, Dogs, Wolves, Spiders
PlotAdventure, Parenting
PlaceForest, France, Village, Aircraft
TimeNew Year

The misadventures of a young clumsy Fox and a feisty little red Hen. The Fox, both a little stupid and naïve, tries daily to devour the little Hen, without success. Tired of the repeated humiliation, the Fox is persuaded to steal the Hen’s eggs to raise and then eat. This plan seems perfect, until the moment the chicks hatch…

Dead Shack (2017)
Mark3 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryCanada
Duration02:23
CharactersZombie, Teens, Monsters, Family
PlotGhosts, Supernatural
PlaceForest

On a weekend getaway at a rundown cabin in the woods, Jason, a cautious teen, his crude best friend Colin and his fearless older sister Summer are forced to work together, grow up and save their hard-partying parents from their predatory neighbor intent on feeding them all to her undead family.

Santa & Cie (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:31
CharactersWizards, Lawyers, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Holidays
PlaceFrance, Paris
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 responsible for manufacturing children's toys all become sick at the same time! It's a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He's left no choice: he must make an emergency trip to Earth with his reindeer to search for a remedy. When he arrives, he must find some allies to save the magic of Christmas.

El Camino Christmas (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotHolidays
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

A young man seeking a father he has never met, through no fault of his own, ends up barricaded in a liquor store with five other people on Christmas Eve in the fictitious town of El Camino, NV.

Krampus (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:30
PlotSupernatural
TimeNew Year

A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantasy, adventure
CountryFinland, Norway, France, Sweden
Duration01:19
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating

It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

The Canal (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:34
PlotSupernatural
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

Elf (2003)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:37
CharactersElves
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

The Santa Clause (1994)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily
PlotHolidays, Adventure
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.

Darkness Falls (2003)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:26
CharactersWitch
PlotSupernatural
PlaceLighthouse
StyleDisturbing

A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Arthur Christmas (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersElves, Family
PlotMagic, Holidays
TimeNew Year

Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

Clown (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40
CharactersKillers, Clowns

A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer.

Haunter (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Saving Santa (2013)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration01:23
CharactersElves
PlotTime travel
TimeNew Year

A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.

Klaus (2019)
Mark10
CharactersFriends, Couriers
PlotMoving, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleNetflix, Soulful

When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small village located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.

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