I've been wanting to watch this for quite some time. I love mix genres and this looks like one of the better ones. It has a decent comedy cast and it will be interesting to see them in a horror film. Michael Dougherty has had hit or misses. X-Men 2 was alright and Trick' r Treat (which he directed as well) was awesome. While Superman Returns and Urban Legends Bloody Mary sucked. I haven't seen any of Todd Casey's stuff. It looks like he is mostly known for comic related stuff. Also this is Zach Shields only writing credit so far. The one sad thing is this is PG-13. Hopefully they work well with it though. Pretty amusing start with the Christmas mob rush. Looks like Santa was a creeper lol. So what's the point of Grandma speaking German is it to show how in depth in German lore they are? I like the whole typical dysfunctional family scenario that gives it that dramedy aspect. Okay so why is the kid translating to his mother when she should already know? Yeah just speak English because it's just awkward. Krampus is one huge monster! No not the DHL guy lol! Well I was not expecting that! They really get to business here damn. The atmosphere is quite creepy and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering. Well she probably knew it was only a matter of time. No don't do it! Ahh that's just not right, but also kind of hilarious. Finally Grandma! Oh nice a little claymation story put in like old Christmas films. Really going back to speaking German again. I guess they did it like that so we understood her story as she said it. I have to admit that's a bit annoying and silly. The toy thing reminds me a bit of Nightmare Before Christmas. Yeah that is pretty disturbing! Lol these little mischievous guys are hilarious. Wow that was intense. Huh some people will surprise you. Are they the outcast elves Santa didn't want? That was different, but made sense if you think about it. I wonder how they all really look. Aww man that was insane. Dude is wheels off! That ending was excellent. I did kind of figure it was something other than a dream though or at least I hoped. I'm glad it wasn't a dream and that they decided to go the darker route. Man I am highly satisfied that I finally watched this. It's fun, disturbing, creepy, and keeps you hooked. The only gripe I had really was with Grandma not knowing which language she wanted to stick with. It's a family film to a certain extent. I wouldn't recommend it for kids under 12 unless they understand films like this are fiction. I would definitely watch again!