I hope you've all been enjoying your own Week Leading Up To That Other Holiday... we sure have.
Here at the Skull & Pumpkin, we do things a little differently for Christmas. Oh, we have a tree and lights and presents and all -- we're not completely crazy -- but there's always a bit of a Hallowe'en touch, of course.
For example, as you approach this old homely house, you can't help but notice our unique holiday spirit...
I made this Burton-esque wreath years ago, and hang it up every year.
This be-capped beauty was originally part of a set piece from the
Haunted Mansion movie that came out some years back.
(Minus the Santa cap, of course.)
Our driveway skeleton gets into the cap action too. Just to offset
the rotting pumpkins, you understand.
Our gargoyle guards received a bit of garland flair from the lovely V.
Of course, our decorating is not limited to the outdoors, but it's essentially identical to the decor found all year 'round -- we just add a tree and some lights and garland.
But I do want to show off these way excellent construction paper ornaments that were handmade by my nephew, known to you S&Pers as Mr. Jack, when he was just a little guy...
That's right -- Drac, Frank and Wolfy in their Christmas best!
Are those some awesome monster Santas or what?
This year they reside in my paper Hallowe'en lantern just above our little tree.
Of course, we still have the amazing monsters handmade by my nieces and nephew in L.A. ...
OH yeah... baked Frankensteiny goodness!
A few shots of our Haunted Mansion corner...
Skull hand-markered and hung by the great Kiara.
So, that's a taste of the Autumn People-influenced Christmas decor at the Skull & Pumpkin.
I can only imagine that you each have your own spooky spin on That Other Holiday... care to send some pics so we can all admire them over a few drinks by the fireplace here at the ol' S&P?
Send them to your humble pubkeep: --*skellington*35*@*aol.com*-- (remove the *'s) -- and let's have some fun comparing and sharing our creepy yuletide customs!
Here's to everyone having a wonderful, wonder-filled Other Holiday!