For most, the winter holidays mean bringing family and friends together to eat, drink, and create joyous memories to last a lifetime; but, for others, it's a time where emotions run high, anger and animosity set in and can spark an explosive combination of simmering resentments and volatile secrets. Sometimes, this emotional powder keg makes for some truly horrific holiday crime stories that viewers are sure to never forget. The series will feature firsthand accounts from families of four cases which include: sibling jealously that turned to bitterness and unhappiness then crystallized in killing; a misfit who saw her parents as the only obstacle to her happiness and murder as the solution; the age-old story, teenage girl meets boy, parents don't like boy, but with a new horrific ending: murder; and a Psycho Santa who took his piece of the American Dream and tossed it in the flames... literally.
A mother is brutally shot to death while driving her sons home from a Thanksgiving celebration. When the hunt for her killer leads to an unlikely suspect, investigators soon realize her murder is not as random as it once seemed.
Just after Christmas, a young couple is found murdered inside their Florida home. Neighbors can't imagine the couple had been in the area long enough to make a mortal enemy. Police uncover deeply personal details, and soon expose a deadly secret.
A couple is found murdered inside their home on Christmas morning. All that's left behind is a single palm print. Investigators work tirelessly to match the print to a suspect, until a letter from prison takes the case on an unexpected course.
The holiday season screeches to a halt when six members of the Anderson family are discovered to have been gunned down in their home. Detectives work closely with family friends to track down the shocking murderer.
Firefighters respond to a house fire and discover three gunshot victims inside; authorities pursue the heavily armed murderer through Christmas.
On Christmas Eve in a quiet town, elderly couple Bob and Idella Young are brutally slain at home; a bloody glove found at the crime scene has the killer's DNA, but no one matches the sample.
New Year’s in a tiny town, Joanna and Carl Dutcher ring in the year with their grandson. Days later, they are found violently killed. The hunt for the killer leads police to a sinister group that threatens the entire community.