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


CREEPMAS started in 2011 as a good-natured push back at Retail America for trying to force Christmas down our throats as early as July. Something has gone seriously wrong with how holidays are marketed to us in the last decade. When you go to a major retail store in mid-October only to find they've gotten rid of all their Halloween merchandise in favor of snowmen & Santas, well, it's time to take action!

CREEPMAS began as a ridiculous response to a ridiculous tactic, intended for those Halloween lovers and Monster Kids who wanted to say "enough is enough" - if they're going to put their Christmas into our Halloween, then let's put our Halloween into their Christmas!

Now, CREEPMAS is also for:
  • Those who understand that Halloween and Christmas share common roots and customs that are centuries old, and like to play with those tropes.
  • Fans of holiday hybrids like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Michael Dougherty's Krampus and, yes, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. 
  • Artists and makers who want to stretch themselves creatively, via the #MakingCreepmas Daily Art Challenge (click for details!).
  • Those who just love spooky stuff 365 days a year.
The 13 Days of Creepmas is an online Celebration of Seasonal Spookiness from December 1 - 13. The idea is to bring a macabre twist to Christmas and the holidays. Get creative and post on your blog, website and social media - share your twisted yule visions with the world and be sure to tag them #Creepmas and/or #MakingCreepmas!

Now bear in mind - this is for FUN. We're not out to ruin other peoples' holidays and sabotage/vandalism are NOT what we're promoting. Leave the neighbors' nativity scene alone. The 13 Days of Creepmas is about how you decorate yourself, your home and/or your life to let the world know that you are a CREEP! Wear it loud, wear it proud!

And Thanksgiving? Sorry, you turkey - you're on your own.

SPECIAL THANKS to the Countdown to Halloween blog, Drawlloween and InkTober for providing the inspiration and templates for this endeavor!


  1. I built a replica of the wreath monster from Nightmare Before Christmas a couple years ago. I am going to display it and try to make another surprise this year. I love Halloween far to much to let it end on November first. Besides, Christmas is about joy and giving. I take joy in Halloween and giving people a good scare. See, it all works out for everyone. :)

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  4. HaHa I like this joy to the world and happy nightmare's. I like where you could just whip up a pumpkin pie and put a candy eyeball on it haha! the great *JACK* I love Nightmare before Xma's, and all it has too offer Merry Creepmas.

  5. Very interesting idea. Oh and I love Christmas, but I love Halloween more. And it might be a way to make us remember that Christmas itself was traditionally a celebration with a gloomy and sinister side: Victorian ghost stories were often set around Christmas (A Christmas Carol belongs to this tradition), the Legend of Saint Nicolas is a gruesome one, the characters of Père Fouettard is a bogeyman associated to Christmas, etc.

  6. I am so glad that we are growing in numbers! I will be sharing my Spooky Christmas with you for sure. Can't wait to see everyone's as well.

  7. Awesome! And you may add "Monster's Holiday" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett to your music list.
    Listen here:
    Keep up the good work!

  8. I am totally supporting this! I went trick or treating this year and saw Christmas wreaths and garland on display around shops which pissed me off. I don't want to see Jolly St. Nick when It's time to go to the local Haunted mazes.

  9. Please add my blog to the list! Just started!

  10. This sounds like a great idea! I'll do a creepmas post soon :)

  11. I make horror christmas tree ornaments.

  12. YES!!Finally,a real Nightmare Before Christmas!Merry Creepmas from Jack,the Pumpkin King!