Ho-ho-holiday horror: Five spooky Christmas movies

'Tis the season to be gory? If you're not sucked in by all of the Christmas cheer this holiday season, explore the darker side of the holidays with these horror movies.

The Shining (1980)
Based on Stephen King's book of the same name, the fi lm shows what happens as the Torrence family stays in the haunted overlook hotel when Jack, the patriarch of the family, signs up to be the winter caretaker. Things take turn for the worse when a snowstorm traps the family in the spooky hotel, and Jack isn't his usual self.

Gremlins (1984)
A boy gets a new pet for Christmas. Everything goes well until he breaks the three rules his father told him about having the pet. His pet multiplies and unleashes havoc in the boy's city.

Child's Play (1988)
You'll wish it were only make believe. Six-year-old Andy Barclay gets the doll he always wanted for Christmas, but little does he know it will only bring him terror.

P2 (2007)
A businesswoman leaves the offi ce late on Christmas Eve and ends up being locked in parking garage. Lurking within this parking garage is a psychopath waiting to kill her.

Wind Chill (2007)
A young woman takes part in her college's "ride share" program to get home for the holidays, rather than ride the bus. On the way home, her ride takes a turn for the worse when she and the driver end up on a road where many horrible things have happened.