Category: Christmas

A Mythos Carol

Seeing as how I celebrated Christmas with a Youtube video featuring a Lovecraftian Christmas carol by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society last year, I thought it would be fun to do it again this year. This year’s selection is a fan-made music video made by GodfreyTemple,: which was apparently approved by the HPLHS: For more …

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More Christma(dnes)s

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In the spirit of last year’s “Christma(dnes)s,” I thought I would share another collection of both weird and wonderful Christmas-related links: The Abominable N. Oremac got me into the Christmas spirit by sending me a link to an article about a Christmas tree in Japan that’s shaped like Godzilla and sprays smoke from “its” mouth. …

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Another GdL16 Christmas Flashback

Since you all seemed to enjoy the last Christmas flashback, I thought it would be good to do another installment. So, for your reading pleasure, here are some classic Christmas-related articles from years gone by: Julebukking Winter’s Eve Winter’s Knight Christma(dnes)s A Horrorday Gift We Wish You A Mythos Christmas I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas …

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Julebukking

You'd better "knot" mention that again...

While discussing the Krampus with some family members, my mother mentioned that, during her pregnancy with me, a Swedish aunt of hers had told her of a deer or goatlike creature called the “Julebukk” which helped pull Santa’s sleigh. From what I’ve been able to tell, the tradition started with the legend of the Norse …

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We Wish You a Mythos Christmas

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has given the world a ton of cool Lovecraft-themed goodies, from the modern silent movie version of The Call of Cthulhu to the “Dark Adventure Radio Theatre” audio drama series (as covered in my review of The Shadow Over Innsmouth installment). They’ve even released not one, not three, but two …

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Christma(dnes)s

Ho ho ho! I took on the Martians and won, so these goblins don't stand a chance!

Well, it’s that time of year again. Last-minute shopping and schedule-rearranging, coupled with the weather and other surprises are at their maximum this week and the resulting stress is killer. So, as a warped tribute to the madness so prevalent before the big day, here’s a collection of weird ‘n wild Christmas-related horror goodies that …

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I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek

Although I’m not a fan of Doctor Who, I must admit to having a fondness for Daleks. Their unusual appearance is both visually pleasing and does an excellent job of hiding the fact there’s a human performer inside. This was an intentional (and brilliant) choice by Dalek creator Terry Nation and designer Ray Cusick, which …

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Gravedigger’s Local 16 Christmas Flashback

Although most of our Christmas content is posted in December, there have been occasions where such articles had to be posted before December rolled around. As a result, they have sadly become under-appreciated. So to remedy the situation, please let this entry act as the Ghost of Christmas Past (of the non-cybernetic variety of course) …

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Nixon and Hogan Smoke Christmas

When the Nixon and Hogan Smoke Christmas screener came in the mail, I was psyched. The accompanying promotional material described a plot about two stoners’ Christmas wish for marijuana going horribly wrong when Santa accidentally brings some zombie weed instead. As if Santa turning into a zombie wasn’t bad enough, Nixon and Hogan have to …

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Merry Christmassacre (and Happy Horrordays)!

I originally wasn’t sure what I should call this post. Gravedigger’s Local 16 strives to be all-inclusive and not promote one holiday over another (save for Halloween), but I already used the title “Happy Horrordays” last year and didn’t want to repeat myself. So I decided to do three separate posts devoted to the holidays …

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’tis the season…FOR HALLOWEEN SHOPPING?

It’s well known that November 1st is one of the best times to load up on Halloween goodies at bargain prices. But did you know that after-Christmas sales are also a good way to stock up on stuff for Halloween? Or that some decorations can be used on both holidays? The GdL gang has put …

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A Horrorday Gift

Remember how I mentioned Redbox last month? For those not in the know, Redbox is a video rental service where you can rent (and even buy) DVDs from a kiosk located at your local supermarket, convenience store, or even certain fast food establishments. What makes Redbox so interesting is that they regularly give out free …

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Cybernetic Ghost of Chanukkah Past from the Future

[fog machine] THIS IS THE CYBERNETIC GHOST OF CHANUKKAH PAST FROM THE FUTURE AND I HAVE COME FROM THE DISTANT FUTURE TO DELIVER AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO YOU. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RELEASE OF A CERTAIN HOLIDAY ALBUM, NOR WAS IT SPONSORED BY TURNER BROADCASTING. WHERE WAS I? OH YES…I WOULD HAVE …

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Krampusmas

Many of you probably know of the Krampus from its appearance on The Venture Bros. Christmas special. For those that don’t, I’ll explain: The Krampus is a type of legendary creature (some accounts claim it’s a type of incubus) that is said to act as a companion or counterpart to Saint Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) …

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A Study In Emerald

Elementary, my dear Watson...

Since it’s December, the traditional Christmas colors of red and green are everywhere. And wouldn’t you know it, I figured out a way to capitalize on that without resorting to a “colors of blood and gore” joke! Fans of the great detective will undoubtedly be familiar with A Study in Scarlet. But what they might …

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Christmassacre in July

Despite my lack of understanding about the whole “Christmas in July” concept, I figured that I’d hop on the bandwagon anyway. Anyway, here are several hilarious (and NSFW) clips from Silent Night, Deadly Night II:

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