It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas? Wait, I thought this was a year-round Halloween blog?!
It is, dear readers, and we are doing the holiday season up right by putting a Halloween spin on some of my favorite Christmas activities to celebrate my first-ever…Spooky Christmas!
Today, I’m sharing 9 ways to celebrate Spooky Christmas.
1. Decorate a Halloween Tree
The easiest way to make your holidays haunted is to decorate for them! I pulled together some of my Halloween decor that would double nicely for Christmas. I also shopped Halloween collections this year with the intent of decorating for the holidays. Stay tuned because I’ll show you how it turned out next week!
2. Make it Snow Spiders
Want to make spider snowflakes just like Jack? Zombie Pumpkins has a free template you can use.
3. Wear an Ugly Halloween Sweater
Tis the season for ugly sweaters…so why not throw everyone off and show your true holiday allegiance with a Halloween sweater? See 13 I rounded up last year!
4. Listen to Spooky Christmas Carols
Oh, yes – they do exist! The Spooky Vegan put together this beautiful Gothic Christmas playlist last year. I also enjoyed giving this Goth Christmas playlist a listen, and, of course, you can listen to my Krampus playlist!
5. Bake Creepy Christmas Cookies
Gingerbread just happens to be one of my favorites during the holidays, so naturally, I love this spooky spin on them. Get the recipe.
6. Drink Halloween Hot Chocolate
And while you’re enjoying a gingerdead man or two, don’t forget a bit of Halloween hot chocolate to warm up with! Still have a few Halloween Peeps tucked away? This is a perfect use for them.
7. Build a Haunted Gingerbread House
While I love gingerbread, this is actually one Christmas tradition in which I’ve never partaken! One of my coworkers gave me a kit she bought on clearance, and I can’t wait to try it. Want one? Never fear – Amazon has lots of options.
8. Carve a Christmas Jack-o-Lantern
Still have pumpkins hanging around? Carve one for Christmas. I currently have four in my living room, and I’m hoping to carve one or two for the holiday season! Grab this Krampus pattern here.
9. Watch Creepy Christmas Movies
While we all know I’m no horror expert, I can do a quick Google search to unearth Christmas horror movies for you!
- Here are 17 recommendations from Den of Geek
- Vulture has another 12 suggestions for you
- And here are 14 more from BuzzFeed
How do you celebrate Spooky Christmas?
Share it in the comments! I’d love to hear your favorite traditions.
Want more Spooky Christmas ideas? I’ve got tons over on Pinterest!
Keep your Halloween spirit alive all year long!
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