The last installment of my Ho-Ho-Horror series! I’ve talked about Christmas-themed horror novels and movies, so here’s a list of Christmas specials from some of my favorite spooky shows. These are all available on Netflix or Amazon streaming.
Without further adieu…
1. The X-Files: How The Ghosts Stole Christmas, Season 6, Ep. 6
On christmas eve, Mulder and Scully find themselves in a haunted house with two ghosts who are determined to prove just how lonely yuletide can be. Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin star.
My personal favorite!
2. The Twilight Zone: The Night of the Meek, Season 2, Ep. 11
When a Santa Clause who’s been fired on Christmas Eve finds a strange bag that gives out presents, he wants to help the less fortunate enjoy Christmas.
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amends, Season 3, Ep. 10
As the Christmas holiday approaches, Angel is tormented by evil apparitions who want to help him eliminate Buffy.
4. American Horror Story – Asylum: Unholy Night, Season 2, Ep. 8
A murderous Santa wrecks havoc on Briarcliff. Sister Jude faces off with the Devil. Arden has a shocking encounter in the Death Chute.
5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Back For Christmas, Season 1, Ep. 23
A man plans to kill his wife and bury her in their basement, unaware that she’s been planning to convert their basement into a wine cellar.
1. Tales from the Crypt: All Through The House, Season 1, Ep. 2
After killing her husband on christmas Eve, an adulterous woman is attacked by an escaped ax-weilding maniac in a Santa suit looking for someone naughty or nice.
2. The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas Special
Get ready for some holiday spirits as the first family of fright rallies to show melancholy Eddie Munster some of the holly, jolly magic that only Santa can bring.
3. Supernatural: A Very Supernatural Christmas, Season 3, Ep. 8
It’s Christmas time and, as Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders where the victims have been pulled up through the chimney, Sam realizes they are dealing with a sort of Anti-Santa, a demon with roots in pagan lore.
4. Dexter: Truth Be Told – Season 1, Ep. 11 (Also on Netflix)
Just days before Christmas, the Ice Truck Killer leaves the body of a dead prostitute outside of Santa’s cottage.
I hope y’all enjoy! Leave your recommendations in the comments!