How to have a goth Christmas

By Fleur Clarke

Posted on November 3, 2016 in Fun Stuff with tags Christmas

Halloween may be over, but you don’t have to pack away the skulls just yet.

When I was a teenager, being a goth at Christmas meant donning a black ‘Bah Humbug’ hat and sacking off family gatherings to update my Myspace page. But, as I’ve grown older, I’ve realised that celebrating Christmas does not mean you have to betray your dark side. I love Christmas, I love skulls and monsters, and luckily a number of products cater to these needs.

If you come across any goth Christmas accoutrements, please share them in the comments. My credit card provider will thank you.

 

1. A glitzy reindeer skull for your Christmas tree
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Available at: Paperchase 

This is kitsch and disturbing, and I love it. In fact, I put one up on my desk in October. It’s that good, and I’m that excited for Christmas.

 

2. A Krampus Christmas jumper

krampus-christmas-jumper

Available at: Middle of Beyond

Like most great traditions, Christmas has a pretty dark past. Enter Krampus. A half-goat, half-demon figure who punishes naughty children at Christmas. Kind of like father Christmas… with horns… and no presents.

 

3. A Krampus Christmas tree ornament

krampus-ornament

Available at: Etsy

As above, totally festive, totally traditional.

 

4. A classy black star

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Available at: Rockett St George

For those who prefer a more toned-down approach, a black star to loom over Christmas celebrations.

 

5.  A classic Christmas movie

nightmare-before-christmas

Available at: Disney store

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween, decides to spread Christmas joy to the world… and in the process puts Santa Claus in jeopardy and creates a living nightmare for all the good little children. Fun for all the family!

 

6. A threatening Christmas card

krampus-christmas-card

Available at: Etsy

Forget snow-crusted reindeers, twee nativity scenes and anything with a robin on. Instead, show your friends how seriously you take Christmas with this threatening card.

 

7. Some morbid ornaments for your Christmas tree

raven-skull-christmas-ornament

Available at: Etsy

These would look just beautiful next to the reindeer skull.

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