Not that we’re going to the dark side, though they have cookies there. It’s just that we can’t ignore the fact that there are those who can’t help but balance the scales a bit. Sometimes, one just needs a bit of a breather from all that gingerbread and spice (can’t deny they’re drool-worthy, though).
And, if you find yourself in that mood this season, here’s another tidbit for you to enjoy: iconic terrors of the season.
Cool trivia…did you know that The Nightmare Before Christmas was inspired by Tim Burton’s poem, a snippet of which is below?
It was late one fall in Halloweenland,
And the air had quite a chill.
Against the moon a skeleton sat,
Alone upon a hill.
He was taland thin with a bat bow tie;
Jack Skellington was his name.
He was tired and bored in Halloweenland,
Everything was always the same.
“I’m sick of the scaring, the terror, the fright.
I’m tired of being something that goes bump in the night.
I’m bored with leering my horrible glances,
And my feet hurt from dancing those skeleton dances.
I don’t like graveyards, and I need something new.
There must be more to life than just yelling, ‘Boo!'”
Then out from a grave, with a curl and a twist,
Came a whimpering, whining, spectral mist.
It was a little ghost dog, with a faint little bark,
And a jack-o’-lantern nose that glowed in the dark.
It was Jack’s dog, Zero, the best friend he had,
But Jack hardly noticed, which made Zero sad.
All that night and through the next day,
Jack wandered and walked. He was filled with dismay.
Then deep in the forest, just before night,
Jack came upon an amazing sight.
Not twenty feet from the spot where he stood
Were three massive doorways carved in wood.
He stood before them, completely in awe,
His gaze transfixed by one special door.
Entranced and excited, with a slight sense of worry,
Jack opened the door to a white, windy flurry.
Jack didn’t know it, but he’d fallen down
In the middle of a place called Christmas Town!
Anyhow, scare yourself or your little sister/brother with these characters that would induce nightmares before Christmas. You wicked, wicked you.