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Christmas Eve has arrived, which means that our Nightmare Before Christmas event is drawing to a horrific conclusion. Now that we've shared an abundance of dreadful sounds throughout the month of December, I hope you have yourself a scary little Christmas. I thought that I would break from the straight forward horror posts to share something which takes a bit more of a light-hearted jab at Christmas. "Tales From The Crypt: Have Yourself A Scary Little Christmas" features John Kassir aka The Crypt Keeper from Tales From The Crypt, putting a blasphemous, yet humorous spin on everyone's favorite traditional Christmas carols. If it isn't obvious by now, the idea of Christmas horrifies me more than any of the music that I have posted this month. I'm particularly repulsed by the Christmas music which can be heard months before the holiday actually takes place. I worked at a retail clothing store a few years ago, and we were forced to listen to Christmas music every day, nonstop, for almost three months straight. If I ever hear "Santa Baby" again I may destroy whatever infernal device the sound happens to emanate from.
If you share the same sentiment towards Christmas Music, and chances are you might if you have been following along with us this month, then this album will be right up your alley. Throw this twisted Christmas album on when you want to get a rise out of stone-faced prudes or overly-sensitive Christmas lovers. With lyrics such as ""Stockings stuffed with ears and fingers (fa la la la la la la la la) Chopped from all those carolling singers (fa la la la la la la la la)", you'll be sure to enjoy a good laugh as they display signs of obvious disgust.
This CD came with a bonus comic book entitled "And All Through The House". "And All Through The House" was the second episode from season 1 of Tales From The Crypt which aired in 1989. It was based on a story first printed in 1954 within the pages of issue #35 of the classic EC horror comic, "The Vault of Horror", one of the sister publications of the original Tales From The Crypt comic. The story revolves a woman who murders her husband on Christmas Eve in order to collect on his substantial insurance policy. Unfortunately for her, a deranged mental patient dressed as Santa has already brutally dismembered four young women not far from her home. Perhaps he has heard "Santa Baby" one too many times? As fortunate would have it, she discovers that the killer is trying to force his way into her home as she is trying to dispose of her dead husband's corpse. Below you will find a download of the classic television episode in its entirety, as well as a complete scan of the aforementioned Vault of Horror #35. Merry Cryptmas!
Year of Release: 1994 Label: The Right Stuff (Capitol) Catalog #: T2-31330 Bitrate: 320kbps
Track List: 1. Intro to Album 2. Deck The Hall With Parts of Charlie 3. Juggle Bills 4. We Wish You'd Bury the Missus 5. Moe Teitlebaum 6. A Christmas Card for the Cryptkeeper 7. Christmas Rap 8. Intro to Cryptkeepr's Family Christmas 9. Cryptkeeper's Family Christmas 10. Twas The Fright Before Christmas 11. 12 Days of Cryptmas 12. Intro to Revenge of the Cryptkeepr 13. Revenge of the Cryptkeepr 14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 15. Should Old Cadavers Be Forgot