'Tis the season to #MakeXMasAHorrorFilm

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Dec 22, 2017

It's that time of year: The time to snuggle up with your loved ones and watch holiday movies! But you know what will bring you even closer to those you care about? A terrifying holiday special or film to get your blood pumping instead. And luckily, Twitter has a few ideas for how to make your Christmas films way scarier.

Before you jump on the couch, grab a blanket, and get cozy with a holiday classic like Home Alone or A Charlie Brown Christmas, you might want to consider trying out a festive horror film like Silent Night, Deadly Night; Black Christmas; or Krampus. After all, a man coming down your chimney at night is a terrifying prospect in itself.

Yes, Christmas is inherently a little creepy, but there just aren't enough Christmas horror movies out there to reflect that. So over on Twitter, fans are combining two loves by turning Christmas films into horror ones, using the #MakeXmasAHorrorFilm hashtag.

Here are a few great examples we found.

This reindeer may look as sweet as a lamb, but approach slowly.

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IT floated into theaters in 2017, and the horror is still in the minds of many. But what if it was a holiday film?

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As if getting forgotten by your entire family weren't terrifying enough, imagine if they'd left Kevin in the woods.

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There's nothing like a holiday classic.

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We've all seen this horror story play out.

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Be careful telling this story about Jesus' birth on Christmas night.

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Hard pass.

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What's scarier than some good, old-fashioned holiday guilt?

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This might be too real.

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Biblical humor for the win.

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You better watch out. You better not pout.

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See? The Internet can bring joy this holiday season.

Join in the fun or follow along with all of the potential classics on Twitter by checking out #MakeXmasAHorrorFilm, unless, of course, your holidays feel enough like a horror film without the added encouragement.