Thursday, December 1, 2016

On the 1st Day of Creepmas...

Hello, my fellow oddities.  I'm ba-ack!  Did you miss me? 

Today marks the first day of Creepmas.  To find out more about Creepmas and view other participants pages visit, http://www.creepmas.com/.  Here are this year's categories:

http://www.creepmas.com/

So in keeping with today's theme, Christmas Spirit, I thought I would share my favorite ghost story of all time, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  I feel this story fully embodies the Christmas Spirit, which is probably why it has been recreated a bajillion times.  My favorite versions from childhood are Disney's Mickey's Christmas Carol, the 1984 George C. Scott version, and Scrooged starring Bill Murray.   As a child, though easily frightened, I loved scary stories and tales about ghosts and spirits, which made this the perfect tale for me.

Christmas and Halloween were my favorite holidays growing up.  They were the two most magical times of the year.  They still are to me as an adult now, but for very different reasons.  Now that I'm an adult I love to mesh the two together though I prefer Halloween in my Christmas/Yule than vice versa.  

Unfortunately for us, no black creepmas tree this year.  We adopted 3 new kittens (Mojo, Merlin, & Poe) earlier this year, bring us to a total of 5 furbabies.  The kittens are 7 months old now and love to jump and climb and tear the house to shreds.  They're just so darn cute and sqwishable, so I don't mind.  That means no decorations this year although I did buy a new silver mercury glass skull ornament already this year.

http://www.target.com/p/metallic-skull-christmas-ornament-assorted-styles-wondershop/-/A-51192490
Wondershop from Target

 Maybe next year, I will get around to finally making a Jacob Marley door knocker to adorn my door for the holidays.  I am really inspired by William Bezek's version below:  

https://shewalkssoftly.com/2011/11/30/william-bezek-ghost-of-jacob-marley-door-knocker/
My favorite version by artist William Bezek

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172083706/christmas-carol-jacob-marley-faux-door
by PulpNovelties on Etsy



https://www.etsy.com/listing/153563467/disney-mickeys-christmas-carol-goofy?favorite_listing_id=153563467&show_panel=true
Mickey's Christmas Carol version on Etsy by PeltzProductions

Well thats all folks.  See you all tomorrow with "elves" on.  Mwahahaha.