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Keeping the creepy in Christmas

I posted the thought that Christmas can be creepy.. Krampus certainly helps in that regard.. even more, there are reasons to believe that Christmas was once celebrated by telling host tales and weaving intricate paranormal webs of night time stories by fireplaces with chestnuts roasting in our history.

I have argued before that we should bring the creepy back to Christmas and let it endure in the pagan paranormal way it should..

Today I offer up some visual reasons that Christmas can also be creepy: Old fashioned long ago holiday cards.. There are some weird ones now.. But the antiquated offers of yesteryear may be even stranger than any current incarnation of yuletide cheer..

A sampling of some I have found online that made me think twice about allowing St. Nick to enter my house through a fireplace this holiday season:

 

[caption id="attachment_4895" align="aligncenter" width="625" class=" "]This photo reminds me more of Krampus than it does Santa. It appears the jolly old St. Nick is taking a child. But look close, it appears to be a doll. Nevertheless, it's interesting to see Santa ditched the sleigh for a rattly old truck.. This photo reminds me more of Krampus than it does Santa. It appears the jolly old St. Nick is taking a child. But look close, it appears to be a doll. Nevertheless, it's interesting to see Santa ditched the sleigh for a rattly old truck..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4897" align="aligncenter" width="277" class=" "]Christmas pigs.. I can't say much to add any more oddity to the card.. Christmas pigs.. I can't say much to add any more oddity to the card..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4900" align="aligncenter" width="584" class=" "]A depressed moon is welcoming the first day of a new year.. He's clearly unimpressed with the planet's celebration. That or his image represents the massive hangover people feel around the holiday? A depressed moon is welcoming the first day of a new year.. He's clearly unimpressed with the planet's celebration. That or his image represents the massive hangover people feel around the holiday?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4899" align="aligncenter" width="625" class=" "]A child holding alcohol.. not the best idea. A child holding alcohol.. not the best idea.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4898" align="aligncenter" width="513" class=" "]Something very odd about this one.. It appears to be two town drunkards counting down to something. The implication is that they spent their begged dollars on liquor. But what explosion of fireworks are they waiting for exactly? Something very odd about this one.. It appears to be two town drunkards counting down to something. The implication is that they spent their begged dollars on liquor. But what explosion of fireworks are they waiting for exactly?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4901" align="aligncenter" width="480" class=" "]This seems to be the plot of a horror movie. A happy living snowman impresses people and animals with his clever hi-jinks and tricks. Suddenly a gorefest ensues and the dog is the only one that survives.. This seems to be the plot of a horror movie. A happy living snowman impresses people and animals with his clever hi-jinks and tricks. Suddenly a gorefest ensues and the dog is the only one that survives..[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4902" align="aligncenter" width="531" class=" "]She's fallen. She can't get up. She's fallen. She can't get up.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4905" align="aligncenter" width="400" class=" "]"..and then I will drone attack this nation." "..and then I will drone attack this nation."[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4904" align="aligncenter" width="381" class=" "]Come on, family, let's gather around the pagan tree for this year's occult festival! Come on, family, let's gather around the pagan tree for this year's occult festival![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4903" align="aligncenter" width="640" class=" "]The year the elves went on strike, Santa was forced to learn the trade The year the elves went on strike, Santa was forced to learn the trade[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4906" align="aligncenter" width="320" class=" "]A very Merry Christmas. Courtesy of the Black Eyed Children. A very Merry Christmas. Courtesy of the Black Eyed Children.[/caption]

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