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20 Christmas Horror Video Games For A Killer Christmas

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This post is all about 20 must-play Christmas horror videogames, Holiday horror video games, and winter horror videogames sure to sleigh your winter boredom.


Christmas Horror Videogames

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Hello to all my fellow Grinch and Scrooge lovers! Welcome to my little cozy corner of the web, Booked and Bewitched, where we chat about all things horror, gothic, dark, and mystery-related!

This week we are talking about all things Christmas Horror Videogames related.

I love Christmas. Mix three of my favorites and you have Christmas horror videogames. From murdering Santa to Krampus, killer elves, and stalking ex-girlfriends, I can’t get enough of the Christmas horror genre.

So without further ado, let’s get into these Christmas Horror Videogames!  And if you need more horror-themed entertainment of the holiday horror variety. Go check out-

Christmas Horror Videogames

1. Spooky fun Christmas horror videogame

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So Christmas Night challenges us to stay off the naughty list and escape Santa’s wrath. This short and not-so-sweet Christmas horror game is a fan favorite for the winter season.



RELEASE DATE: Apr 10, 2023

Christmas Night is a story-themed horror game about Christmas and its beliefs. Will we be rewarded for being a good girl this Christmas or will we be punished for being a spoiled person?

2. Terrifying winter horror videogame

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Resident Evil Village is sure to scare the wits out of you, while possibly making you rage quit after leaving you shocked by what you just watched. All in all, if you need a great winter horror video game, this is your winner.


RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2021

Experience survival horror like never before in the 8th major installment in the Resident Evil franchise – Resident Evil Village. With detailed graphics, intense first-person action, and masterful storytelling, the terror has never felt more realistic.

3. New Christmas horror video game

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So Christmas Nightmare gives off heavy September 7th vibes but in a good way. Visually it looks pretty good, and it’s one of the newest Christmas horror video games I’ve come across so, beggars can’t be choosers, right?


RELEASE DATE: Coming soon

Christmas Nightmare is an atmospheric horror game about New Year’s Eve.

4. Must-play seasonal horror videogame

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So if you are fascinated with the Dyatlov Pass Incident, YOU HAVE TO PLAY Kholat. This is a winter horror slash was it aliens, yeti, or just human insanity that killed those nine climbers? This is another game that gets its story from some of my ancestral homelands, and I love it.


RELEASE DATE: Jun 9, 2015

The most terrifying journey of your life is set in the beautiful winter scenery of the Ural Mountains. Uncover the horrific mystery behind the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Narrated by the famous Sean Bean.

5. Best winter horror video games

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So Yuki Onna by Chilla’s Art is probably one of the most terrifying I’ve ever played simply because you are trying to rescue children from freezing death. Add in the signature Chilla’s Art jumpscares and creepy atmospheres and it’s a must-play hands down.


RELEASE DATE: Jan 2, 2020
DEVELOPER: Chilla’s Art
PUBLISHER: Chilla’s Art

Yuki Onna | 雪女 – survival horror game. Some children went missing out of the blue. You receive a letter that says, “Come alone or I’ll freeze them to death.” Out of desperation, you decide to embark on a daunting rescue mission to an abandoned inn up the piercing cold mountains.

6. Easier winter horror videogame

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Sometimes it’s nice to play a winter horror video game like Facility 47 that’s more puzzle than jump-scare. Either way, the thought of being trapped in an Antarctic facility is horrifying enough on its own.



RELEASE DATE: Apr 6, 2014

Begin a journey through an isolated research facility in the freezing depths of the Antarctic, solving exciting puzzles as you go and unlocking new locations around the Facility.

7. Beautiful & tragic Christmas horror game

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So first off, this paranormal Christmas horror game is available on multiple consoles, so check your store before passing it over. This one does touch on a LOT of trigger subjects for many people so read up before you dive in. With that being said, it’s a wonderfully eerie and spooky winter and Christmas horror game that I think everyone should give a go.


RELEASE DATE: Feb 19, 2020

Coming back to the family hotel after years, a young woman finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past and an old cellular telephone as the only way to unveil a terrible truth.

8. Classic Christmas horror videogame

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The amount of grown men I have seen play Crimson Snow while shrieking and squealing is hilarious. It’s a must-play or must-watch for any Christmas horror game fans out there for sure.



RELEASE DATE: Mar 29, 2023

Christmas is a joyful time, but this time something dark is hiding behind the holiday decorations. Your actions will determine whether you and your girlfriend survive Christmas night.

9. Epic Christmas horror videogame

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So Santa has gone off the deep end and murdered everyone at the North Pole. In Santa’s Rampage, you are a crime scene cleaner, who has to go in and clean up the mess. This is a campy Christmas horror video game that I love and is tons of fun.


RELEASE DATE: Dec 13, 2013

Tragedy! Santa; the toy-giving folk-hero, and purveyor of fine Christmas goods, has had enough. Endless requests from greedy children wanting more and more every year, tax increases, pressure from elf unions, bills, and reindeer!

10. Multiplayer Christmas horror videogame

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Who doesn’t love a good old creepy as hell home alone Christmas horror game? Krampus Is Home takes everything we know and love about Christmas and makes it something out of your worst nightmare.



RELEASE DATE: Mar 22, 2019
PUBLISHER: Regl Studios

Sebastian is a teenager who is waiting for his parents to come back home on a cold Christmas night. Soon he realizes that there is something evil lurking around. Experience Sebastian’s journey into a Surreal world like no other.

11. Horrifying Christmas horror videogame

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Fun fact, Krampus Kills gave me about 75 heart attacks while playing. This one takes an entire town and turns it into a Christmas hellscape that while fun, is also soul-destroying.



RELEASE DATE: Dec 2, 2022

Fight off Krampus on Christmas Eve, in a terrifying, double-barrel-wielding, jump-scaring, thrill ride!

12. Brand new Christmas horror videogame

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Who doesn’t want to be Ebenezer and fight off hordes of darkness? I will be purchasing Ebenezer Invisible World ASAP and you won’t hear from me again until I’ve finished it.



RELEASE DATE: Nov 3, 2023
PUBLISHER: Play on Worlds

Embark on a story-rich 2D Metroidvania adventure with breathtaking hand-drawn art, playing as miser-turned-hero Ebenezer Scrooge in a reimagined Victorian fantasy based on Charles Dickens’s classic novel, A Christmas Carol. Enlist the help of ghosts to save the people of London before it’s too late.

13. 90s nostgilia Christmas horror game first person christmas horror game

Who remembers Furbies? Well, Tattletail brings all our nightmares about those fuzzy creep masters to visual life for us as adults now. It does a stand-up job of scaring the daylights out of you while also bringing back all the Christmas as a kid feel-good.


RELEASE DATE: Dec 28, 2016

It’s Christmas 1998. The world’s most annoying toy just came out, and yours won’t stay in his box. Can you stop Tattletail from getting you in trouble before the bloodthirsty Mama Tattletail hunts you down? Story-driven first-person horror. New DLC Included!

14. Creepmas Christmas horror videogame

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September 7th is the creepiest elf toy in it I think I’ve ever seen. Factor in he’s a murderous creepy elf and it just keeps getting worse. A fan favorite for sure, and a must-play for any Christmas horror lover out there.


RELEASE DATE: Jan 6, 2023

September 7th” is a short horror game released for Christmas. The plot of the game is simple to the point of banality, and the gameplay is not delayed. The game also contains some Easter eggs and mentions. The game takes place in 2009.

15. Single-developer  Christmas  horror  gameindie christmas horror game

It took me ages to track this one down after seeing one of my favorite gamers stream it. But here it is in all its awful glory. Slay Bells is a ton of fun to play, as long as you keep your AAA game critiques to yourself.



Try to make your way home on Christmas Eve as you’re stalked by a maniacal axe-wielding Santa who is out for BLOOD. Traverse city streets, back alleys, and an abandoned subway station find a variety of useful tools and weapons, and avoid Mr. Claus at all costs!

16. Demonic indie holiday horror videogame

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Santa Claws is an oldie but a goodie. Santa meets demon, I mean what could go wrong? It’s got some decent jumpscares, and if you love running around in the dark while voices jump out of the dark and scare you, you’ll love this one.


RELEASE DATE: Dec 13, 2019

He sees you when you’re sleeping. It knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad, or good. So be good… for goodness sake… Santa Claws is coming to town.

17. Elfy Christmas horror game

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If you loathe Elf on a Shelf, like me, Hustomten is a must-play for you. While being a few years old at this point, it still sang to my cold heart how irritating it is to gather fruit for these little gremlins when it’s lying everywhere.


RELEASE DATE: Dec 14, 2020

Collect snacks to keep your resident house elf happy until midnight on Christmas Eve.

18. Seasonal horror videogame

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So one of my favorite things about Christmas horror videogames is the campiness of them. They tend to be so silly there outstanding. Zombie Claus is no AAA game, but if you want a fun holiday game, with decent jumpscares, you can’t go wrong here.


RELEASE DATE: Jan 2, 2020

You find yourself in a big empty house. Around the Christmas lights, but no friends, no family, and only bad Santa. Solve the mystery of the protagonist.

19. Indie adventure Christmas horror

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Silent Night is one I am looking forward to playing in the coming year, as it touches on my ancestors and our dark and mysterious folklore. If you’ve been looking for an indie adventure Christmas horror video game to add to your wishlist on Steam, I think this one looks good.


DEVELOPER: Darkling Room

There is a ‘presence’ haunting the long-forgotten church of ‘Northfield’. Angry spirits seek revenge for an ancient crime, from the terrible time of The Black Death. Ghost-hunter, Nigel Danvers, has been sent to investigate the case, using his kitbag of ghost-hunting gadgets, on the loneliest night of the year.

20. Indie winter horror videogameseasonal horror videogame

So the ratings on Cold House by Menge Studio are a bit of a mixed bag. But, I think it looks pretty interesting, and with the colder months setting upon us, who doesn’t have time for a little creepy isolation gaming?


RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2022
DEVELOPER: Menge Studio
PUBLISHER: Menge Studio

The protagonist gets into a car accident and is forced to take shelter from the cold in an abandoned house, waiting for warmer temperatures, where it will soon turn out that he is not alone at all.

This post was all about 20 must-play Christmas horror video games sure to sleigh your winter blues. Now, go on, go play something!

Christmas Horror Videogames

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