12 Bloody Days of Christmas: Day 3 ‘Horrifying Holiday Decorations’

Hanukkah has the menorah. Christmas has the tree. From blue and silver, to red and gold, the look and feel of the holidays is clear-cut. There’s an undeniable impression that flickering candles, manly Nutcrackers, and bountiful Poinsettias have on even those who shout BAHUMBUG! from the rooftops. But, have you ever wondered, what if you went against the norm? What if you put away the traditional bulb and icicle ornaments for carnage and cartoons? What if the wreath on your door were made of spiders instead of pine? Forget the `what-ifs’- there are plenty of great décor options that set aside delight in favor of dread. On the third day of Christmas, Bloody-Disgusting gave to me- “Horrifying Holiday Decorations”.

Day 1: Creepy Christmas Traditions
Day 2: Christmas Characters Gone Wrong
Day 3: Horrifying Holiday Decorations
Day 4: Twisted Yuletide Tales
Day 5: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Day 6: Creepy Christmas Movies
Day 7: Terrifying Toys
Day 8: Top 10 Potential Holiday Weapons
Day 9: Horror’s New Year’s Resolutions
Day 10: Top Picks for the New Year
Day 11: Ghosts of Christmas
Day 12: Happy Horror Holidays

Day 3: Horrifying Holiday Decorations
Tired of the same old Christmas decorations from year to year? Would you rather Halloween were extended into a three month celebration? I scoured the Internet and found some wondrous, non-traditional ideas to spice up your home. It’s not about candy canes and mistletoe anymore.

DREADFUL THINGS BY RAVEN

This site blew my mind. I’m a regular ETSY shopper, so I’m surprised I hadn’t seen this before- but this girl’s stuff is truly one of a kind. She has everything from Zombie Reindeer Christmas cards to a Gothic spider wreath. Not to mention some of the most original gifts I’ve seen- the jewelry alone is worth a visit.

GOTHIC WREATH

REINDEER CARDS

SHOP LINK

OPHELIA’S ART

I actually discovered this site a couple of months ago when I was looking for some insane ornaments to replace the ones I broke last year. Not only does this site offer a bunch of cool tree décor (where else can you get an Edgar Allen Poe ornament?), but there’s also t-shirts, stockings, greeting cards and junk for your pet. It’s a one stop shop for the darker side of Christmas.

EDGAR ALLEN POE ORNAMENT

SKULL WREATH PILLOW

SHOP LINK

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Using a NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS theme to spruce up your home during the holidays has become a custom for many. From ornaments to snow globes, to dishes and garland, you can find just about anything and everything designed around Jack Skellington and company. I would compare Tim Burton’s masterpiece to Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer in terms of enlightenment. Though you may not agree, it’s truly a classic- and one that can spruce up your home during not one, but two different holidays.

STORYBOOK ORNAMENT SET

JACK SKELLINGTON STOCKING

STRANGE DOLLS

These things freak me out. They’re dolls, yes, but not just any kind of doll- the kind you wouldn’t give to a child. It’s the kind of doll that Stephen King would own and turn into a scribed masterpiece. With that being said, the website offers these `toys’ as well as a large assortment of trippy Christmas ornaments. Not a bad place to find something that will leave a lasting impression on your holiday guests.

LADY IN RED ORNAMENT

LINK

INVENTIVE DÉCOR

OK, so the next group of decorations really isn’t scary. They’re just funny. But hey, horror fans can have fun too, just ask the guys behind ZOMBIELAND.

THE PEEING SANTA

THE DEAD REINDEER

SANTA GOT RAN OVER BY A… CAR?

DITTO!

SANTA’S GONE CRAZY!

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Happy Holidays!