Any horror fan knows Tubi has a massive library of classics, creature features, slashers, and horror comedies. This Christmas if you are looking for a list of binge-able holiday scares we’ve got you covered. They have everything from the great Better Watch Out to a nearly unwatchable Gingerdead Man 2. Seriously, there are six Krampus sequels alone in the library. This is an exhaustive list of All The Christmas Horror Movies On Tubi right now. It isn’t all good in fact some are just downright awful, but if you’re looking for snow and tinsel with your gore this is the place. I’ll tell you what to avoid and which are must watches. The best horror and sci-fi right now on Tubi has some very scary films, so if you don’t care about the holidays only the scares there’s plenty to choose from.
Editor’s Note: Updated for December 2020
Better Watch Out
Ashley travels to the suburban home of the Lerners to babysit their 12-year-old son Luke during the holidays. She must soon defend herself and the young boy when unwelcome intruders announce their arrival.
This is a surprisingly nasty little piece of holiday fun that delivers a fresh take on a classic premise. There is plenty of cringe-worthy gore, and enough humor to keep things light. It’s silly and scary in equal measure. A must watch.
Nick is haunted by night terrors stemming from a tragic murder he saw when he was young. After inheriting an old toy shop, he discovers a cursed elf doll sealed inside an ancient chest with a naughty list of his family’s names written on it. He soon discovers that the elf was an evil conduit meant to unleash a supernatural killing spree during the Christmas Holidays by whomever set it free.
Night Terrors are no joke. Elf curses are though. This film is utter nonsense, but you will laugh the whole time. Don’t take it too seriously just watch. You could skip it.
A Christmas Carol
The Dickens classic gets its darkest treatment yet when the miserly Scrooge receives the very unwelcome company from three creepy Christmas ghosts.
I’m a sucker for Charles Dickens. This is by no means the most artistic treatment his great work has ever got, but it is fun. If you love A Christmas Carol this is a must-watch. If not, skip it.
RiffTrax: Jack Frost
As notorious serial killer Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald) is being driven to his execution, the truck carrying the murderer encounters a bizarre accident that transforms him into a mutant snowman. Sheriff Sam Tiler (Christopher Allport), who caught the psychopath originally, has remained concerned about his return, and it seems that his fears were well-founded. Before long, bodies pile up, all killed in gruesome wintry ways. Can the sheriff stop Frost’s icy reign of terror?
It’s not a complete waste of time if you are into the Jack Frost films. There’s a certain Child’s Play campiness that is actually a lot of fun. It’s worth a watch later in your Christmas break.
After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When one of his new neighbors, Karen (Ashley Hartman), is attacked by a gigantic ape-like beast, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police — and even his personal nurse, Otis Wilhelm (Christien Tinsley) — dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.
This is a classic and the newest remake isn’t half bad either. The remake in theaters now takes a decidedly feminist bent that is interesting but to see where it all began watch the original. This is a must-see.
On Christmas Eve, a woman enters a curiosity shop looking for a last-minute gift. There, she meets a mysterious shopkeeper who tells her the horrific stories behind four objects in the shop. As he weaves tales of killer dolls, witches and psycho Santas, the woman senses she might be in danger. She has until midnight to choose her gift, but will she choose wisely?
An anthology series that is a rehashing of stories that have been told many times before much better. This is not worth your time.
A severely injured hunter takes shelter in an isolated cabin that is guarded by a seemingly benevolent older woman.
With the recent success of Misery’s Annie Wilkes over on Hulu’s Castle Rock, the timing couldn’t be better. If you like the idea of women who are full-on wackadoo and vulnerable dudes load it up. This is for fans of Misery only.
College students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house with a dark past are stalked by a deranged killer dressed as Mrs. Claus.
It’s not a half-bad B movie. It pays clear homage to Black Christmas and the ’80s. It is way better than you expect so don’t worry about wasting a few hours. This film will kill some quality holiday time.
Krampus 2: The Devil Returns
Five years after his first encounter with the beast that punishes naughty children, former police officer Jeremy Duffin is called upon to stop the Yuletide monster once and for all.
Pretty much uniformly hated, this is one the one film in the franchise that should be forgotten. Skip it.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead
Martin mistakenly thinks things could not get worse after he kills his girlfriend with an ax, cuts off his arm with a chainsaw, and watches his friends be devoured by Nazi zombies.
Who doesn’t love a good zombie flick in the snow? The one-liners are fantastic. “Will you eat my little man pussy?” is just an example of the hilarity you will find in this very hidden gem. This is a must-watch.
Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2
The younger sibling of the teenager who killed while dressed as Santa carries on in his brother’s bloody footsteps.
The original is better. This one is not worth your time. Skip it.
A group of treasure hunters unearths an ancient summoning stone that awakens a bloodthirsty demon.
This has nothing to do with the original, but the creature work is serviceable. It’s not unwatchable, just not high on my list. If you have nothing better to do with your time.
Krampus: The Christmas Devil
A cop (A.J. Leslie) must find and destroy a yuletide demon who kills naughty children before the creature steals his daughter.
The worst film on this list that should be avoided at all costs. Don’t even watch this ironically. There are some things just too terrible and this is one of them.
Based on the myth of Frau Perchta, a witch comes on the 12 days of Christmas to steal children away by night.
The female Krampus should be avoided at all costs. The movie is bad. The story isn’t terrible, the director just got very lost along the way. Skip it.
Krampus: The Reckoning
Zoe is a strange little child with only one not-so-imaginary friend who happens to be the terrifying demon companion of St Nicholas, the Krampus. Unleashed upon a small town to punish the naughty people at Christmas time, no one is safe.
Not the worst in the franchise, but pretty darn bad. There are plenty of other quality films so only watch if you truly have watched all the other Krampuses.
A Christmas Slay
What begins as a perfect holiday with old friends in the Scottish Highlands becomes a bloodbath of terror as a Santa-obsessed killer descends on the festivities.
A Christmas Slay is a spoof. It’s a total joke. Watch with that thought in mind and you will have a decent time. Watch it with other loopy B movies.
Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride
It’s Christmas time in Cleveland, Ohio and four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory thirty days of community service. With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate. Upon arriving at their final stop for the night, they become introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening. However, as darkness falls and the cold settles in, they begin to realize that there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye.
It’s not scary, not funny, not gory, not even sexy. It’s just bad. Skip it at all costs!
Santa Claus helps three cosplaying girls after they accidentally unleash Krampus. Together, they have to stop the monster before he can continue his killing spree.
It’s fast-paced and action-packed. The acting is all competent and it is much better than you think it will be. It’s a is a happy addition to all the Christmas horror movies on Tubi. This one definitely deserves a chance to be seen.
A widow and her bickering family gather at her remote estate on Christmas Eve. She must soon protect them all from a hideously deformed killer who’s out for bloody revenge.
What it lacks in scares, it makes up with lots of gore and enthusiasm. Dee Wallace is great and this movie is certainly not the worst on the list. Watch it later in the break.
The Gingerdead Man
A killer who died in an electric chair comes to life in the form of an adorable yet evil gingerbread man made in the bakery from hell.
This is really terrible. The only reason to watch is a perverse obsession with Gary Busey. Skip it, unless you are into Busey I guess.
Gingerdead Man vs Evil Bong
An evil bong vs an insane living cookie? What can go wrong? It’s a War of the Colossal Freaks when serial killing cookie, Gingerdead Man, tracks down the lone survivor of his murderous rampage, Sarah Leigh (Robin Sydney), to take care of unfinished business. But his devious plans go up in smoke when Sarah meets Larnell (John Patrick Jordan), who has a pint-sized problem of his own. The Evil Bong, EeBee, has been unleashed once again. Bodies begin to pile up as Gingerdead Man carves a path for them. Their only salvation is to turn to help from the dastardly Bong. It’s one tough cookie versus one bad trip mother when the two Titans of Terror hash out a war in the Bong World. The stakes have never been higher.
Seriously don’t even consider it. Run away screaming!
Gingerdead Man 3 Roller Boogieman
Gingerdead Man escapes from jail and takes a time machine to disco fever 1976, where no roller-boogie girls or disco dudes are safe from his mayhem.
Truly there is nothing to say. Skip it!
Gingerdead Man 2: Bakery of Blood
Riotous horror sequel that really takes the biscuit. A failing movie studio brings together a band of misfits who find themselves in the recipe for the Gingerdead Man’s murderous plot to become human.
This sequel is worse than the horrible original. Skip it.
For a group of friends, finding ancient elves in a chest seems like the perfect way to kick off the holidays… until things take a deadly turn.
This film is not great. About the only thing positive I could say is it would be fine for kids to watch.
In 1918, a team of American soldiers discover a mysterious artifact that has the ability to summon the ancient evil spirit of the Krampus.
It’s another Krampus. Skip it unless you have nothing better to do.
Sick For Toys
A man accepts an invitation to Christmas dinner with a woman, unaware that the evening will go horribly wrong and he’ll have to fight for his life.
This is a twisted psychological thriller that is an underappreciated delight. Few people know of it, but it is a must-watch.
Silent Night Deadly Night 3
The Santa Claus Killer is back! A blind woman discovers that she’s psychically connected to the reanimated, Christmas time serial killer.
Silent Night Deadly Night 4
A beautiful reporter investigating a bizarre murder falls prey to a sinister cult she-demons who seek to “initiate” her into their satanic sorority.
Silent Night Deadly Night 5
A mother and her son set out to stop a malicious toymaker and his creepy child from terrorizing the residents of a small town with the deadly toys they create.
Silent Night Zombie Night
Before Christmas, a viral outbreak turns the citizens of LA into the walking dead, as an LAPD officer is trapped with his faithless wife and partner.
There’s a weird charm to this movie. It’s worth a watch.
It’s been one year since Sarah saw her friends brutally murdered by an axe-wielding Santa Claus, but she’s about to discover that it’s not over.
One was enough. Skip it.
When three serial killers in Santa Claus costumes target the homeless, a war veteran with a checkered past must revive the buried warrior within him.
This one tales itself a little to seriously for my taste but it’s not terrible. Worth at least one watch.
Infinite Santa 8000
In a future world where humans are extinct, killing is the only way to survive as Santa and his scrappy helper battle a mad doctor’s killers.
It’s the only animated horror on here. Watch it.
When three couples sneak into a storage facility after hours, they are slowly tormented and picked off by a psychotic, axe-wielding Santa.
Another cheesy horror slasher. It could be worse.
All Through The House
A deranged Santa slayer leaves behind a grisly trail of mutilated bodies as he heads towards the town’s most feared home.
It could be way worse. There’s a nifty ’80s vibe that for fans of the era will enjoy. It’s a good addition to a silly night of ridiculous scares.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
A young boy named Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his friend Juuso (Ilmari Järvenpää) think a secret mountain drilling project near their home in northern Finland has uncovered the tomb of Santa Claus. However, this a monstrous, evil Santa, much unlike the cheery St. Nick of legend. When Pietari’s father (Jorma Tommila) captures a feral old man (Peeter Jakobi) in his wolf trap, the man may hold the key to why reindeer are being slaughtered and children are disappearing.
This daffy horror/comedy is not even remotely serious cinema and that’s the genius of it. These foreign scary Santa tales are perfect for a code snowy night in front of the fire. Grab the hot cocoa and enjoy.
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to violently turn on their parents.
If you like creepy kids, and who doesn’t, this holiday treat is decent. This British horror film is heavy on moody scares and packs a better than expected punch. Watch it.
A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.
I actually love this great example of ’80s trash. It’s a little campy and surprisingly a little scary. Watch it before leaving out Santa’s cookies and locking all the doors.
A collection of 24 films that take a look at the dark side of the festive season. 24 international directors with the most diverse ideas and styles; linked by short animated segments that deal with the Advent calendar itself.
This holiday horror anthology is barely worth a glance. The cast is good but the writing leaves something to be desired. Skip it!
A young woman accompanies her boyfriend to his family’s rural Wisconsin home for Christmas, where the spirit of a Japanese samurai begins wreaking havoc on them.
It’s bonkers and like nothing else on this list. It isn’t worth watching more than once, but man that is one wild ride. Watch it!
Silent Night, Bloody Night
A man inherits a mansion that once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
There are cool cameos, an effective eerie score, and more suspense than you expect. This is one film from the ’70s you shouldn’t sleep on.
Five years after a Christmas-Eve massacre in Harris County, Arizona, a crazed killer returns to an impending condemned water-treatment plant to terrorize and kill again. Only this time, the lone survivor from that tragic night is waiting to make this Santa-clad monster pay for what he did.
This is a really well-paced film that is a quick and easy watch. The script is better than expected and the acting is good. Watch it.
Once Upon A Time At Christmas
When a serial-killer couple dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus terrorizes a small town, a teen girl and a young cop must solve the pattern behind the seemingly random homicides.
Really terrible from top to bottom. If you love really horrible movies ironically then have at it. Otherwise, this is a hard pass.
There is plenty to keep even the most avid couch potato busy this holiday vacation. We did the legwork for you so sit back, pop some popcorn, and watch some if not all the Christmas horror movies on Tubi.
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