Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Ho, Ho, Horror

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of made-for-TV Christmas movies (See: this insanity). That being said, even with my blinding love of this genre, I can’t help but notice that if it wasn’t for everyone realizing the true meaning of Christmas by the end of them, some of these movies would be straight up horror flicks.

So, today, I offer you a smattering of synopses and you get to guess whether they belong to one of my beloved holiday movies or to one of my hated horror films. Answers are at the bottom. NO PEEKING.

  1. Woman kidnaps man at gunpoint and proceeds to drag him blindfolded to her family’s cabin where they will be completely cut off from any technology. 

  1. Man gets in car accident and wakes up in cabin, cut off from the world, with a woman who has no intention of letting him leave.

  1. On the way to their holiday destination a man and his family take a short cut and pick up a young woman and her baby, a decision which changes their lives forever.

  1. Man tracks woman down through letter that she sent to soldiers for the holidays. He does not tell her of his intentions, but instead slowly ingratiates himself with her family while undermining her romantic relationship.

  1. With her husband away for military duty, a mother learns more about her daughter and herself than she ever expected.

  1. Older man keeps tabs on younger woman, luring her into an employment opportunity before revealing the startling information he has on her.

  1. Single mother and her aging uncle invite a strange man into their home and soon find that he is insinuating himself into every aspect of their lives.

  1. A young couple searching for the woman’s sister find themselves at a strange motel with an even stranger proprietor.

So, how are we feeling? Jolly or jumpy?


  1. Christmas: Holiday in Handcuffs
  2. Horror: Misery
  3. Horror: Dead End
  4. Christmas: The Christmas Card
  5. Horror: The Bad Seed
  6. Christmas: Crazy for Christmas
  7. Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  8. Horror: Psycho

1 comment:

  1. #7 is my favorite Christmas movie of all time. What could be better than Henry Winkler, a Peruvian red light, and that whole toy store alley fight scene? Plus the confession of love over the airport loudspeaker...