Christmas Horror Anthologies #Creepmas

After reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream I went in search of other Christmas horror anthologies. These are what I found. I have not read them yet but I added them to my Amazon wish list.

The 12 Terrors of Christmas: A Christmas Horror Anthology  

Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to make your skin crawl at any time of the year. This horror anthology also includes an original short by Amazon International Best-Selling Author, Lynn Lamb, titled "Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine." A special bonus story is also included by Melanson, "Mislead," previously published only on the Halloweenpalooza blog. Grab a cup of cocoa and make sure the windows and doors are locked tight as you settle in by the fire to enjoy these tales of terror, but be warned...locks have never succeeded at keeping Santa from gaining entry. If you enjoy a slice of horror with your holiday cheer, this collection of Christmas horror shorts will satisfy all your dark cravings during the holidays...and beyond.

Terror One: Who is Santa really? Does something sinister lurk beneath the red suit and apple-cheeked visage? More importantly, what does Santa want for Christmas?

Terror Two: It is said that every wish bears a cost...even a wish of good intent. What do Detective Talbot and his son, Mallory, stand to lose when the pair seek to right a wrong on Christmas Eve?

Terror Three: Christmas can be a time for great joy...but also for heart-wrenching regret. Can the magic of Christmas Eve turn back the clock before time runs out for Morana and her family?

Terror Four: Snow falls white and clean, seeming to purify the small town of Moon, Pennsylvania, but the woods behind Vaughn's home have taken on a sinister cast. The snow keeps falling in record-breaking depths, but does evil lay hidden beneath its seemingly-innocent luster?

Terror Five: As his elves scurry to fill the toy orders for the busy season, unknown terror creeps toward the workshop intent on releasing an evil meant to cancel Santa's yearly deliveries forever.

Terror Six: A well-meaning elf casts a spell which could inadvertently reveal the dark truth about Santa's workshop and its inhabitants. The world's children may end up paying a terrifying price, proving that the path of good intention oftentimes does indeed lead to hell.

Terror Seven: A scary twist on a classic Christmas poem

Terror Eight: Santa's sleigh plummets to the ground, tearing all hope of a merry Christmas to bits and pieces. Will the elves be able to employ enough magic to stitch together some sort of solution? Or will their efforts only deliver greater horror and loss?

Terror Nine: Trinette is preparing to celebrate her first Christmas in love. Her boyfriend says he found the perfect gift for her, but beneath the shiny red paper and ribbon lies a secret he's kept hidden during all the months of their courtship...

Terror Ten: The world's population explosion means business is booming at Santa's workshop, with the need to expand making a difficult excavation below the permafrost necessary. But the elves should use caution lest they dig up an evil best left buried.

Terror Eleven: A special holiday treat for Maura DeLuca fans! Riptide ended on a happy note, but how did Maura's extended family celebrate Christmas? Could it be that the holiday didn't quite play out the way the vampires planned?

Terror Twelve: It's a dangerous time to call oneself a non-believer. Those who scoff at Santa's existence are melting all over the world. But could the benevolent head elf turn out to be the murderer?

Vampires, ghosts, demons, elves, werewolves, serial killers and a rampaging Krampus are just a few of the monsters creeping amongst the pages of The 12 Terrors of Christmas. Are you brave enough to venture inside to experience the flip side of the typical Hallmark-themed Christmas?

Eerie Christmas 

Christmas tales of darkness and horror to fill your stockings this holiday season. What horrors lie in wait on this special night? What macabre monstrosities might manifest? What evil lurks in every rooftop display?

Terrifying Christmas tales never told before.

The Carolers by A.L. King
Christmas Hack by Alice Lam
Last Christmas by C.L. Williams
A Carol by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
Flashing Christmas Lights by Charlotte O'Farrell
Christmas Forest by Cindar Harrell
Advent by Cindy O'Quinn
Merry Christmas, Mummy by D.M. Burdett
Adeste Fideles by David Bowmore
The Fire Before Christmas by Dawn DeBraal
O Christmas Tree by Derek Dunn
Coming to Town by Eddie D. Moore
Next Christmas Eve by G. Allen Wilbanks
One Santa, Two Santas by Gabriella Balcom
A Very Naughty Boy by Hari Navarro
It's That Time of Year by Helen Power
Have Yourself A Happy Little Deathwish by J.B. Wocoski
Deep in the Grotto by Jason Holden
A Bequest to the December Saint by Jefferson Retallack
The Wish by Joel R. Hunt
No Comfort and Joy by Kelly A. Harmon
Ghoul Crematorium by Mark Mackey
Sins of the Snow by Matthew M. Montelione
North Pole by Michael Balletti
A Thoughtful Gift by Michael D. Davis
I'll be Home by N.M. Brown
Bloody Red Tinsel by Neen Cohen
The Tree of Souls by Nerisha Kemraj
Silent Night by Nicole Little
The Perfect Gift by Paula R.C. Readman
Sins & Needles by Peter J. Foote
Foreword by Raven Corinn Carluk
Rudolph the Avenger by S. Gepp
Eat the Damn Candy Cane by Sam M. Phillips
All I Haunt for Christmas by Shawn M. Klimek
The Greatest Gift of All by Shelly Jarvis
Weihnachten by Stephen Herczeg
Going For the Gold by Stuart Conover
Holly Day's Last Christmas by Sue Marie St. Lee
The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Terri A. Arnold
Dear Santa by Terry Miller
Beelzebub by Umair Mirxa
The Good List by Wondra Vanian
Just Another Dead Dolly by Zoey Xolton

Horror Stories to Ruin Christmas: Serenity Falls Forever 

Why isn't one murder enough?

The first day of Christmas was when the town started to fall apart.
The second day of Christmas was when people started to die.

By the thirteenth day of Christmas, it was too late to go back.

Or was it?

Twenty-six authors combined their talents to tell the horrifying story of Serenity Falls, Wisconsin. Piece by piece, the unsettling truth is revealed, culminating in a dark secret far bigger than any single writer’s imagination. Hope and despair are doled out in unequal measures as the town’s citizens struggle to discover the painful truth.

One day at a time.

1 comment:

  1. These all sound good, but being a Wisconsin girl I’m definitely curious to find out what happened in Serenity Falls.