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Merry Friday The 13th!

Merry Friday The 13th! Jason Voorhees loves Christmas!
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Since we don't get to celebrate Friday the 13th in December very often, I had to take this opportunity to put my vintage Friday the 13th video store display out for the holidays. Forget the leg lamp... all I want to see is the hockey mask of Jason Voorhees glowing in my window come Christmas. I dunno about you, but I'd kill to see a Friday the 13th film (or Elm Street) set during Christmas, so all of the kills could be holiday-themed. Hollywood needs to get on this pronto, because the closest thing we have to a Christmas kill from Jason Voorhees is when he smashed that girl's icy cold face after freezing it in liquid nitrogen in Jason X.

Now we've certainly covered a hearty handful of holiday horrors here on I-Mockery over the years including the following:

Silent Night, Deadly Night
Jack Frost: The Mutant Killer Snowman
Jack Frost 2: The Return of the Mutant Killer Snowman
Black Christmas
Tales From The Crypt: And All Through The House
Santa's Slay

Of course, Christmas Vacation 2 and The Star Wars Holiday Special could be categorized as "horror" too, but for entirely different reasons.

So what about you? What are some of your favorite holiday-themed horror movies and what makes you love 'em so much? Any favorite scenes or quotes in particular? Drop a comment and lemme know!



ColdFusion (Guest) on 12/13/2013 3:41 pm

I still remember when I first heard about Jack Frost on this site.. I was pretty moved. This has always been a good source for stuff I wouldn't know about otherwise.
As for holiday horror, all I can think of is that ATHF episode with THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO and also the one with burn victim santa..

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goblyn on 12/13/2013 4:16 pm

That episode of "Tales From the Darkside" with the grither or whatever...I think its "Seasons of Belief." Shudder. That episode scared the Dickens out of me as a kid, but upon re-visiting it, its a gleefully wicked little tale. Definitely one of the better episodes.

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-RoG- on 12/13/2013 5:32 pm

ColdFusion - Burn Victim Santa was pretty great. Glad to have introduced you to Jack Frost too... such an underrated independent holiday horror flick!

goblyn - Haven't seen that one in a looooong time. Thanks for reminding me so I can check it out again. "It wasn't Santa Claus!" Good call!

Another movie I'm a big fan of is Christmas Evil. Anybody seen it? I need to do a write-up on it sometime. The ending is incredible. Rare Exports is one of the more modern ones that's worth checking out as well.


John (Guest) on 12/14/2013 12:26 am

My favorite holiday-themed horror movie is Halloween because it's the 2nd best horror movie of all time (1st is The Thing).

If by holiday, you just mean Christmas, Rare Exports is good.


Joseph (Guest) on 12/14/2013 7:19 am

"Gremlins", anyone? Hello? Is this thing on?

Buehler? Buehler?

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Ronin S on 12/14/2013 10:54 am

I always liked the Nightmare Before Christmas, both as a Halloween and Christmas movie.

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Joel3K on 12/15/2013 12:22 pm

What about Christmas Slay from Ernest Saves Christmas? That's a real movie, right? Right?

" 'Gremlins', anyone? Hello? Is this thing on?"

The gremlins living in -RoG-'s HDTV prefer to keep a low profile:


shooork (Guest) on 12/15/2013 12:25 pm

No mention of Silent Night Deadly Night part 2? Terrible and wonderful, the guy can't finish a line without wiggling his eyebrows. Favorite part though, is garbage day.


Hatch (Guest) on 07/30/2019 11:46 am

I used to have that Promo Mask Lamp from the old Video store. I got rid of it when I moved from Florida to up north. Regretted it and I've been looking for another ever since. Where did you find yours?

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