The holiday season has shifted! Jack-o-lanterns and black cats have been replaced with snowmen and elves. If you’re a lover of all things spooky, this can be a difficult time as we say goodbye to the season that so openly embraced everything we love. Rest assured, you’re not alone. Join me in embracing the spookier side of the season with this Creepmas movie marathon!
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What is Creepmas? For those of us who feel most at home during the Halloween season, the Christmas season can be incredibly overwhelming. Seemingly overnight stores are quick to forget about all things spooky and weird in favour of the happy, cheerful world of Christmas. In more recent years, this shift is happening earlier and earlier in October, pushing Halloween out long before it’s time! In response, a large number of spooky lovers have chosen to push back by reversing roles and introducing our love all things spooky into our Christmas celebrations.
There is no one ‘right’ way to celebrate Creepmas. For some, it’s a continuation of a love of the spooky season 365 days of the year. Others, however, simply prefer the darker side of the holiday season. This may include shedding light on some of the more traditional folklore like the tales of Krampus, or more modern combinations like The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Either way, it’s about embracing YOUR interests and refusing to allow society to force anything less upon you. We’re all individuals and should celebrate accordingly! Follow your heart and don’t be afraid to get a little creative…
In our house, the holiday season is an interesting blend of different traditions, events and celebrations. As practicing Pagans, at the centre of everything we do is a more traditional Yule complete with the creation and burning of the Yule log. However, we have also chosen to embrace a few other aspects of the holidays. For example, we set up a Christmas tree, hang out outdoor Christmas lights and exchange gifts with family. There are no rules that you have to follow… I love my black-themed holiday decorations, the inclusion of skulls in our holiday décor, and more! Why not?
One popular way of celebrating during the holiday season is the sudden wave of holiday movies. Unless you grew up under a rock, you’ve heard of the Hallmark Christmas movies – dozens and dozens of sappy, feel-good movies that all follow a very similar plot. Add to that the traditional holiday movies like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, as well as newer favourites including Elf and The Santa Claus, and you have a HUGE selection for your next holiday movie marathon.
What if, however, you want to curl up with your favourite seasonal drink and enjoy that same movie marathon Creepmas style? You may be surprised to learn there are several fun movies that will fit the bill!
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Enjoy a Creepmas Movie Marathon with These 13 Movies:
#1 – Christmas Evil (1980)
#2 – Black Christmas (1974)
#3 – The Children (2008)
#4 – Jack Frost (1996)
#5 – Better Watch Out (2017)
#6 – Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
#7 – Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)
#8 – Gremlins (1984)
#9 – A Christmas Horror Story (2015)
#10 – Red Christmas (2017)
#11 – Dead End (2003)
#12 – Silent Night (2012)
#13 – Krampus (2015)
What is are your favourite Creepmas movie marathon selections? I would love to hear your recommendations in the comments below!