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10 Best Scary Christmas Movies Streaming Now

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When most people think about Christmas movies, they imagine feel-good, Santa-filled, magical Christmas romances, or the classic animated Christmas stories. But Christmas movies come in all shapes, sizes, and genres — even some that aren’t really related to Christmas at all (cough, Die Hard). 

For those fans who love the holiday season, but also love movies that scare them out of their wits, we’ve got Christmas horror movies. From Hulu Originals, like Pooka!, to classic stories with a scary twist, like FX’s A Christmas Carol, these are the scariest Christmas movies to stream on Hulu this season.

Hulu Original Christmas Horror Movies

A Nasty Piece of Work

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When the employees at a private equity company find out they’re not getting the Christmas bonuses they were expecting, their boss invites them over for a Christmas party that turns out to be a deadly competition for a bonus and a promotion.

Watch: A Nasty Piece of Work 


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Is Pooka naughty or nice? When a down-on-his-luck actor gets a job dressing up as “Pooka,” the most popular toy of the year, he finds that putting on the suit changes him in more ways than one. 

Watch: Pooka! 

Pooka Lives!

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What would you do if a trend you started was getting people killed?

In Pooka Lives!, a group of thirty-somethings get together to create the #PookaChallenge, which allows people to summon the terrifying stuffed animal. But when the trend goes viral, it gets out of hand. 

Watch: Pooka Lives!

New Year, New You

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What happens when you reconnect with childhood friends, but the memories aren’t quite warm and fuzzy? When a group of girls get together on New Year’s Eve to reconnect after years apart, the memories from their childhood come back to haunt them with deadly results. 

Watch: New Year, New You

Midnight Kiss

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Every New Year’s Eve, a group of best friends and their gal pal play a game called “Midnight Kiss,” which is meant to help each friend find the perfect person to kiss at midnight. But, when a masked newcomer wants to join in, the game turns into a sadistic battle for survival.

Watch: Midnight Kiss  

Scary Christmas Movies on Hulu

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

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What happens when Santa Claus is found on an archeological dig in Finland? You’re about to find out, only this isn’t exactly the Santa you take pictures with at the mall. 

Soon after he’s found, children start going missing. When a young boy (Onni Tommila) and his father (Jorma Tommila) go on a mission to capture Santa, they find something much more terrifying than they could’ve ever expected.

Watch: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 

The Lodge

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Richard Hall (Richard Armitage) is called away at the last minute for work, leaving his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough), and two children alone in a remote holiday village. When strange things begin happening, the three have to band together to fight demons from Grace’s dark past.

Watch: The Lodge

Silent Night

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When Mark (Bradley Taylor), an imprisoned hitman in London, is released just before Christmas, he vows to live life on the straight and narrow for his daughter. But his former cellmate, Alan (Cary Crankson), has different plans. Can Mark stop at just one last job?

Watch: Silent Night 

Scary Christmas Shows & Episodes

A Christmas Carol 

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This FX special takes on the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he encounters the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Starring Guy Pearce, this interpretation takes a dark and twisted turn that’s sure to leave you chilled to the bone. 

Watch: A Christmas Carol

American Horror Story: Asylum

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Episode 8: Unholy Night

Season 2 of FX’s hit analogy series, American Horror Story: Asylum, takes place at Briarcliff Manor, an asylum for the criminally insane. Episode 8 follows a murderous Santa Claus as he wreaks havoc in an already demonic place.

Watch: American Horror Story: Asylum, Episode 8

Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Check out our guide to The Best Christmas Movies on Hulu.

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