Tried to make him a bit fluffy with the fur trim on his hat, coat and pants. Might still add accessories for him.
Santa arrives via Model 19 Radio Teletype (1940s). By Museum of Communications, Seattle on christmas eve 2013.
Full video + More Radio Teletype art.
This was originally published on HubPages, for Christmas 2012.
Not everyone celebrates Christmas. But, some people find the Christmas season frightening, creepy and spooky too. Some people don’t like Christmas because it’s scary.
Christmas can be overwhelming. Endlessly repeating Christmas carols, shopping mall Santas, hungry reindeers, cold-hearted snowmen, stunted looking elves and any other ghastly or terribly ugly Christmas related horrors.
This year we put up two Christmas wreaths, mostly decorated with Christmas lights and gingerbread men we made from felt, beads and other accessories. But, they didn’t look much like the creepy one I found on Deviant Art and we didn’t have zombies on our wreaths. We don’t have zombies on the Christmas tree either. Of course, our tree doesn’t have quite the glow (sort of a manic glow) as this tree all in red lights with a spooky tree topper too. I like of like the creepy dolls on the tree, though I may not rush out to get them this year.
Do you like a Christmas advent calendar? I do. I usually get one every year. There’s a little surprise behind every window. Ever since I was a kid and bought my first advent calendar at the German Christmas Bazaar I’ve made sure to have an advent calendar with little chocolates behind each window every holiday. But, I never thought to look for a Creepy Advent Calendar. A bit late to start it now, but it will probably be around next year – lurking around your windows and doors no doubt.
It’s not hard to find creepy Christmas cards. Some of them don’t even intend to be creepy, spooky or just plain weird, but they are. Sometimes the artist just draws Santa’s face with an odd leering, grumpy or wicked expression. Sometimes it’s more, so much more sinister. Not every Santa is created like a jolly old elf in a red suit.
When you get your creepy Christmas cards all written, stamped and addresses, don’t forget to finish them off and give them that extra creepy polish with creepy Christmas mail art.
I even found killer Christmas tree business cards available for the ordering.
Christmas can be Weird
- Christmas Treat – Creepy Christmas Decorations | eJunkie
- CREEPMAS : A Celebration of the Hallowdays
- The Spooky Vegan: 13 Days of Creepmas: Merry Creepmas!
- 54 Creepy, Bizarre and Geeky Xmas Tree Ornaments | WebUrbanist
- Strange Decor: 35 Bizarre & Creepy Christmas Tree Ornaments | WebUrbanist
- My Alfred Hitchcock Christmas Tree-Trimming Party: Confessions from the Velvet Ropes
- Stuff Our Stockings with Christmas Horror Stories
- Merry Christmas! Scary Santas and fetus ornaments | BabyCenter Blog
- Have Yourself a Creepy Little Christmas | Wacky Owl
- 5 Creepy Christmas Traditions from Around the World | Cracked.com
- The 11 Most Unintentionally Creepy Christmas Ornaments | Cracked.com
- Creepy Christmas Tree Ornaments | who killed bambi?
- Deck the Fails: 15 Weird and Wacky Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Ugly Christmas Lights
- Flickr: Creepy Santa Claus
- Flickr: Creepy Christmas
- Creepy Christmas – Pinterest
- 10 Strange and Weird Christmas Traditions From Around the World | Open Journey
- A Very Demented Christmas
- Top 10 Christmas Horror Movies – Listverse
- Weird Christmas Reads | Abebooks.com
- Avalanche of Christmas Horror!
Originally posted to ‘BackWash: Where the Wild Things Are’ newsletter, December, 25, 2003.
I believe in Santa Claus. Maybe I just choose to believe. But I think there’s more to it. In part it’s the Christmas spirit generated in this season, sharing good cheer and love, friendship. Maybe it’s the atmosphere of giving and not just taking. Maybe it’s the strength of all those children who also believe in Santa Claus. All those things combine and make strong magickal forces. You may scoff all you like. But the fact is this is a powerful time of year. Each person wandering around with their own part in the whole of the Christmas spirit contributes to the power. Each good deed, each gift shared and each friend greeted is part of a huge ritual taking place.
Children traditionally set out offerings for Santa: milk and cookies, something for the reindeer and a tidbit for the elves. We send him notes asking for blessings. Santa also has ritual music and poetry, widely known and frequently chanted at this time of year. The rituals are passed on to each new child, carried along and given new life for each generation.
All those people, no matter what path they follow, know about Santa Claus. He’s the focus of the spirit of giving and good will. For children he’s the figure of authority, he who must be pleased. Cultural icon, old wives tale or commercial legend, Santa has been given power and there doesn’t need to be an actual human being for that power to exist. We don’t need to see a man in a red suit driving an air borne sleigh, packing a bottomless bag of toys to believe in Santa Claus. It’s all around us, every moment of every day in this season.
So, scoff if you choose. But, I believe in Santa Claus. I like it that way.
Merry Yule, Seasons Greetings and leave Santa a little something tonight.