Why not take inspiration from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ this year, and blend Halloween and Christmas for an altogether creepy Christmas.
With the help of our handy ‘how-to’ guide, you can have a festive season that even Jack Skellington himself would be proud of.
Back in Black
First and foremost, you will need a drastic change in colour scheme. Instead of the usual green and gold, embrace the dark side with some black and silver. Luckily for you, the traditional red can still be used sparingly to resemble blood (a vampires beverage of choice), a valuable addition for any creepy Christmas. This gothic Christmas wreath features all three colours from the Creepy Christmas palette, and takes it to the next level with a frighteningly realistic spider!
Blood, Blood and More Blood!
I’m completely B Positive (sorry, poor blood pun there) that this grotesquely morbid blood bag Christmas tree decorations would unsettle any visitor to your home this year. They could even be reused the following October as Halloween decorations.
Undead Christmas Decorations
These zombified reincarnations of classic Christmas tree decorations are a great way to give your home a decaying décor. You can’t help but feel sorry for the gingerbread man.
Ctuhlu Christmas Tree Topper
Why not show off your penchant for the underworld with this Cthulu Christmas tree topper. If this doesn’t scream ‘Christmas spirit’ then I don’t know what does. This would look ideal on one of these Christmas trees from Hayes Garden World, or you could go the extra mile and break out the black spray paint
Ghoulish Greeting Cards
Why not extend your creepy Christmas even further by sending out one of these Christmas cards, which are bound to give anyone a fright upon opening.
Santa’s Twin by Dean Koontz
If you want to give your kids a fright on Christmas Eve, why not replace the traditional ‘The Night before Christmas’ with this darkly twisted book by Dean Koontz. ‘Santa’s Twin’ is a contemporary Christmas classic, which features two children trying to save Christmas from being ruined by Santa’s ‘deeply-troubled’ twin, who is hell-bent on giving all kids mud pies, cat poop, and broccoli as presents. Even more troubling, he plans on turning Santa’s trusty troop of reindeers into a hearty batch of reindeer soup.
They’re Watching You
Although I am highly certain that these ornaments aren’t intentionally creepy, there’s something about them that would creep you out if you saw one of these hanging from the Christmas tree. These are guaranteed to give anyone nightmares.
Creepy Christmas Cake
Why not pay homage to ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’ by serving up this coffin cake instead of the traditional trifle or Christmas pudding, which is sure to give your grandparents a shock.
Create a Gothic Table Spread
Why not take inspiration from these gothic table decorations that would make Dracula himself green with envy. Take note of the heavy use of black and the scarily contorted tree.
Krampus and Perchta (The ‘Belly-Slitter’)
Why not indulge in this Austrian Christmas tradition, which is a sure-fire way to ensure that your children definitely behave themselves each year. According to this tradition, if you have been good, you get presents from Santa. However, if you have been bad, you will either be abducted by Krampus, who will abduct you and cast you into the depths of hell. Alternatively, his sidekick Perchta will simply show up at your house and disembowel you (if that isn’t creepy, I don’t know what is!).