It's a miserable holiday for one family in suburbia. Tom (Adam Scott) would rather work and drink than get in the holiday spirit. His wife Sarah (Toni Collette) stresses over the perfect holiday dinner, and their teenage daughter Beth (Stefania LaVie Owen) would rather be hanging out with her boyfriend, a few blocks away, than with her family. Grandma Omi (Krista Sadler) is largely overlooked, leaving her to talk to herself in German. Only young Max (Emjay Anthony) still has the Christmas spirit, working on his letter to Santa.
The town is immediately hit with a storm and blizzard that knocks out all power and communication. The next morning, the streets are deserted and creepy snowmen are in front of every house. Soon the family members start seeing weird things and begin getting picked off one by one; and a large horned figure with a sack wrapped in chains is leaping from roof to roof...
Reviewed by James Lynch