"Make the Yule time gross and gnarly..."
Start your engines! Today marks the first day of December and the beginning of many "25 Days Of" style countdowns on televisions to remind us of the impending awesomeness that will ensue. AMC has been broadcasting Scrooged with a 4-night marathon, CBS aired Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer last night on prime time, and it won't be long before TBS brings the season home (ad nauseum) with 48 hours of A Christmas Story.
While all of that is good and well for about 90% of the general population, what you may ask does Christmas offer the non-conformist? Well, as luck would have it, there's the creeptastic caroling of John Kassir as the Cryptkeeper, whose holiday-themed album Have Yourself Scary Little Christmas includes such classics as Deck the Halls with Parts of Charlie, 'Twas the Fright Before Christmas, and my personal fave Revenge of the Cryptkeeper. Released way back in 1994 I had completely forgotten about this lost little gem until I saw a promo for it mischievously thrown in at the end of a sixth season Tales from the Crypt episode (see above).
No longer is production the CD now runs anywhere between $30 and $80 online depending on whether its a Used or New copy. However, in the spirit of giving, Strange Kid would like to share his very own copy with all of his fellow clubhouse members!
Just click here to download the entire album.
If that's not enough, we've also got the entire short comic, All Through the House, which was reprinted in the CD booklet as a bonus. Enjoy, go forth, and be... "scary."
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