Silent Night is a remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night in so much that it features a man in a Santa suit who kills people he deems naughty, and that's about all that even resembles the source material.
The ridiculously grimy and disgusting outlook of the movie screams "over-stylized remake!" and it really doesn't do anything original that would separate it from all the other unnecessary slasher remakes.
Although, a little entertainment is sure to be squeezed out of Malcolm McDowell, his overacting pales to Eric Freeman's by comparison, but he's still worth having in the film. Another performance, that I found rather strange, was the portrayal of a spoiled brat. Honestly, this girl was a certified supervillain-in-the-making, and you can probably guess where she ended up.
But unlike in the original, rather than going on an insane rampage in a fit of psychosis, Santa's Sleigh doesn't get completely out-of-hand as the motivations of the killer Santa are much more consistent, and this I liked. He never betrayed his naughty-list once.
The film also shows a brand of humor! Imagine that. It's not too much in your face, which makes it a lot funnier. In my opinion, it should have gone further with this style, because, as I already stated, it doesn't differ greatly from any other over-stylized remake.
This movie sure as hell is not scary, or very engaging, but if you like gory-less-story slasher remakes, this one is, in my opinion, one of the best ones around.