Halloween has just wrapped up, and the last parties have been attended, but it has left you with a feeling. It’s a feeling that all holidays might be better if they were a little more terrifying. Perhaps we need to chase our grandchildren with turkey organs on Thanksgiving (I was that grandchild. Good solid fun, that), or tell our kids that the Easter bunny bites a few kids in every town whenever he comes through, or that on Presidents’ Day the spirit of Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson appears before lone wanderers at night and beats them with his cane.
But how shall we make Christmas scary? It’s so over-sweet and cheerful by nature? How about by topping the tree not with a traditional angel, but with this: a Doctor Who Weeping Angel, available from ThinkGeek for $19.99(USD). If that doesn’t make your tree seem a little more malevolent and dangerous, we don’t know what will. Perhaps we can add some stilettos instead of icicles, and hand grenades instead of ball ornaments. Yes… yes… we’re getting somewhere.