Everyone's got their yearly Christmas movie rotation, and most of them consist of the same old - boringly safe - films. Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas Vacation blah blah blah. We understand tradition, and we too are guilty of playing through the same films over and over and over again. Every. Single. Year. We also understand how tough it is to squeeze another one into the lineup, which is why the following picks were chosen. Short films only asking a few minutes of your time, and if you're reading this, then it's safe to assume you have a taste for the grisly, gruesome, and gory kind of holiday fun - qualities delivered in spades, below. 

"Ever thought about how bad it would suck to be a tree during the Christmas season? This wildly bloody and ingeniously insane short from HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN filmmakers Jason Eisener and Rob Cotterill shines light on the forgotten victims of the holidays. 

Directed by Jax McMullin Condo and starring Cat Sick Blues star Matthew Vaughan (as the voice of ARTIMUS), continues the theme of sentient christmas trees, and their blood thirsty inclination for revenge.

Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton deliver a jolting little tale about a mysterious gift containing a surprise absolutely no one saw coming. Go into this one blind.

"Most know Saint Nick as a jolly old man, but Luchagore tells a tale of his sadistic master plan." Merry Christmas from Luchagore Productions! Enjoy this little holiday special, as a thank-you for all your support over the years!

For now, the closest we will get to a Gremlins 3. This unofficial fan-produced short is dripping with mischief and style, and features a surprising amount of polish given the low budget. 

The film follows Claire, a waitress at a diner, when she meets Owen, a delivery driver for Wing, who appears to be out delivering Mogwai during Christmas. However, she only learns that, after she feeds some of the Mogwai after midnight, that the Mogwai in Owen's truck were under recall

When her neighbor refuses to get into the Christmas spirit, a jolly citizen takes matters into her own hands. Starring Jessee Foudray & Milly Sanders Directed by Matt Thiesen & Justin Lee

Mary takes over her friends babysitting job on Christmas Eve, but something more than yuletide spirit is loose in the house... Starring Julia Gomez with Alia Gabrielle Eckhardt, Erin R. Ryan, Adam Clevenger, and Bradley Diehl Written and Directed by Henrique Couto Shot on the Sony PXW-FS5 Happy Holidays!

And what better way to cap the list, than with Mike Lenzini's playful short, a film with a premise which promises to deliver nothing but the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER. Keep an eye out for Pool Party Massacres very own Drew Marvick, garbed up in that holiday appropriate red-and-white.