Making Merry: Night of the Living Christmas Decorations

Season 3, Episode 3,  Dec 20, 2021, 06:39 PM

If not even Santa can save friends Kyle and Justin after they get too carried away with a night of merrymaking, who can?

December is often called the most wonderful time of the year. But did you know that the Winter Solstice, which happens during December, is the second most haunted time of the year too? Samhain, or Halloween, is the first.

The hauntings that happen during Halloween aren’t the same as the ghosts that come to visit during the Christmas season/Winter Solstice, though. 

Samhain ghosts are more the dead in general coming back, whereas Yule hauntings are much more Dickens-esque. Like Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, Winter Solstice hauntings have a purpose and some link to the season’s death/rebirth theme.

And while telling scary stories is a popular activity commonly associated with Halloween, it’s also an ancient Yuletide tradition.

One that we partake in in this episode. 

"Making Merry: Night of the Living Christmas Decorations,” is a short fiction story I wrote once upon a Christmastime long, long ago. It's not exactly a ghost story, but it does have some horror elements to it, so it does fall into the scary story realm.

And because it's a tale of merriment, mischief, judgment, redemption, and love set during the Christmas season, it's definitely appropriate for the Yule season.

Teenagers Kyle and Justin come to regret their decision to get into some spirited mischief by vandalizing and sabotaging all of the Christmas decorations in their neighborhood. Especially when the decorations seek retaliation and retribution --and not even Santa can help them.

Listener Discretion Advised

There aren't a lot of bad words in this story, but there are a few, so it's not appropriate for younger listeners.

Also, Santa Spoiler Alert! (His true identity is discussed.)
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Christmas Magic by Frank Schröter

The Snow Queen by Kevin MacLeod

Ghost Processional by Kevin MacLeod

The Escape by Euan Ford

Dramatic Riser  by Rafael Krux

An Upsetting Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Gnarled Situation by Kevin MacLeod

Urban Gauntlet by Kevin MacLeod

Christmas Angel Fly With Me by Horst Hoffmann

The House of Leaves by Kevin MacLeod

Happy Christmas Inspiring by WinnieTheMoog

Krampus's Workshop by Kevin MacLeod

X-Mas In The House by Frank Schröter