The 13 Days of CREEPMAS

A reaction to the continuing incursion of Christmas into Autumn and Halloween, CREEPMAS is a good-natured chance for Halloween lovers to exact revenge by bringing some spooky good cheer into the holidays or, more appropriately, the Hallowdays

Monday, November 15, 2021

10 Creepy Years of Christmas Fun & Fear

Howdy, folks - Chad here. When Ed & I started this site in 2011, aggressive Christmas creep (seeing Christmas stuff in stores before Halloween) wasn't something everybody was talking about, and creepy Christmas concepts were still rare and mostly related to The Nightmare Before Christmas.

10 years later, Creepmas has taken on a life of its own on the web and this site has become somewhat redundant. Pandemic notwithstanding, last year saw a huge drop in participation for both the Blogroll and the creative challenge largely, I believe, because so many other people are doing their own thing with it.

And hey, cool! We're glad it's taken off! But it also seems that this site has run its course. So for 2021, we're gonna take a year off and see how things go. Maybe we'll jump start something new for 2022, maybe not. Time will tell.

To everybody that's participated and  had fun with us for the last decade, thanks, and have a very scary, Merry Creepmas!


  1. Oh so sad - I could not participate last year because my Dad was dying and I had to be there. I was so looking forward to my badge this year. Well I will be celebrating but will miss the list of fellow participants.

  2. I feel like that fat kid in Nightmare Before Christmas - there goes Creepmas.

    1. No no no - think of it more like if everybody had gotten on board with Jack Skellington's version of Christmas - it's everywhere now! :)

  3. Oh man, Horrors Online as a whole will be very sad to hear this. Personally, this was a highlight of the holiday season for me, but I get the reasoning.
    Still, not gonna be the same this year.

  4. Ah mannnn, but enjoy your holiday n thanks for strating it.
    Haunted Puget Sound

  5. Feels like an end to an era.
    Participation in Halloween Artist Bazaar plummeted too. It’s hard to keep something going when no one else is participating. You are right, Creepmas has taken on a life of its own. Thank you for that, I think the alternative spin helps a lot if folks get through the winter holidays. Stay sincere and keep your Jack o lantern lit.

  6. Hope you won't mind if I still keep sipping the Kool-Aid. I love the idea you guys started, and have seen many people copying your idea. So I'm gonna add this here for people and hope that anyone looking sees this.
    #Creepmas2021 #7daysofcreepmas

  7. Thanks for so many years of great Christmas spookiness. I hope you and yours, and everyone here has a very merry Christmas and a great new year.