Tag: Holiday

Dec 05 2017

Christma(dnes)s VIII

The photograph illustrating this article is the work of Jessie Tarbox Beals, who also created the image used in last year’s installment of “Christma(dnes)s.” It was fascinating to read up on her career in photography. I had no idea she was the very first woman to be hired as a staff photographer by an American …

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Dec 24 2016

Christma(dnes)s VII

It may have taken me longer than usual to assemble this year’s selection of frightfully festive fun, but I think the sheer volume of material I dug up was worth it. After all, why should I just focus on the Phantasm ornament or the “Krampus in the Corner” when there’s so much more out there? …

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Dec 02 2015

Christma(dnes)s VI

Ho Ho Horror! I’m making like the above creepy Santa and have plenty of treats for you. The first of which is a stencil for making a type of elf known as a “Brownie.” Although it was originally intended for use on Halloween, you can also use it for Christmas without anyone complaining. Speaking of …

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Dec 08 2014

Yet More Christma(dnes)s

Season’s Bleedings! Like Santa Claus, I’m reaching into my bag of goodies to find the best horrorday treats for you all. And you don’t even have to leave me any cookies! Fans of H.P. Lovecraft should remember his wonderful Christmas poem “Christmastide,” which was surprisingly free of cosmic horrors and racism. What they might not …

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Dec 22 2013

Still More Christma(dnes)s

To borrow a phrase from Veronique Chevalier, Ghoultide Greetings and Hapless Horrordaze! I hope you enjoy the above image; it’s a painting called “In the Wild North” by Ivan Shishkin. I think it perfectly captures the duality of the season. If you look at it one way, it’s a beautiful winter’s night. But if you …

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Dec 07 2013

The Creepmas That Almost Wasn’t: A Gdl16 Flashback

Merry Creepmas! For those not in the know, Creepmas is a humorous, web-based celebration of Christmas (with a focus on the spooky) during the first thirteen days of December. Why? To strike back at how Christmas keeps encroaching upon Halloween’s domain every year. Having had far to many experiences of stores going into full Christmas …

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Dec 24 2012

Even More Christma(dnes)s

Here’s a rare holiday treat, the pressbook for the original version of Black Christmas. Even if you aren’t a fan of the film, you’re sure to love the promotional gimmicks. Fans of our yearly Free RPG Day posts are sure to love this fan-made, Christmas-themed Dungeons and Dragons adventure. If you need a quick and …

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Dec 14 2011

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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Dec 07 2011

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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Dec 25 2010

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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