Lurking on Amazon Prime is a 2015 seasonal movie offering from Canada which offers a smorgasbord of seasonal horror tidbits. It even has William “Dangerous Dan” Shatner in subdued role as a local radio jock idling away the graveyard shift.

At its best, A Christmas Horror Story is witty, visually stunning and occasionally shocking. It is an anthology movie, directed by Grant (Ginger Snaps Back, Haven) Harvey, Steve (Black Christmas, Young People Fucking, Ginger Snaps 2) Hoban and Brett (Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour) Sullivan.

Unlike Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror or Dr Terror’s House of Horrors which give their stories a turn in the sun, this movie slices each tale into rotating segments. It is not an organic or comfortable mix as you flip from changeling, to possession, to zombie apocalypse, to Krampus.