The season of giving is here and our weird gift ideas are sure to make that special someone on your shopping list squirm with delight (or dysentery) this Christmas.
Welcome to Cult of Weird’s Creepy Christmas! Gather around the Yule log for tales of Pagan Christmas traditions, learn about the weird origin of Santa Claus, discover the bizarre, leaking bones of St. Nicholas, get punished by Krampus, or just find some unique Christmas gift ideas to inter under your gothic Christmas tree.
Pour a tall glass of eggnog and summon some Christmas spirits.
Weird Christmas Gifts
Looking for unique Christmas gift ideas? We journey into the darkest corners to dig up weird gifts, from fun and quirky to the morbid and macabre. Find the perfect gift for that special stiff on your shopping list with the Cult of Weird Holiday Gift Guide.
More Creepy Christmas Specials
Sorry kids, St. Nick is Dead
For centuries, the bones of Saint Nicholas, the historical inspiration for Santa Claus, have been leaking an oily substance highly sought after for it’s healing properties.
Christmas Ghost Stories
We’re all familiar with Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghosts in “A Christmas Carol,” but the tradition of telling haunted Christmas tales is much older than Charles Dickens.
Christmas comes from the Pagan Yule festival and winter solstice celebrations in which death and darkness were closer than ever before.
“Scary ghost stories,” as referenced in the classic Christmas carol “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” evolved as part of those early traditions as people huddled around the warm glow of the bon fire on the darkest night of the year.
English writers brought Christmas ghost stories back during the Victorian age, when there was a renewed interest in the holiday.
Classic Christmas Ghost Stories
Creepy Vintage Santa Photos
He sneaks into your house, eats your food, watches you while you sleep. Yes, the jolly fat man is terrifying. These creepy Christmas pictures are pure nightmare fuel.