A Very Gothic Christmas: Gothic Christmas Decorations, Gothic Christmas Gifts, & More!
Forgive Me Mr. Claus, I'm afraid I've made a terrible mess of your holiday. - Skellington
Have Yourself A Very Gothic X-Mas
So you are a little bit on the darker side of life and wish to celebrate the Holidays in pure Gothic style? I don't blame you! In spite of all of the cheery and bright Christmas décor, cheesy blase parties, and boring gifts, you can find very gothic Christimas items for this Holiday season that fit your gothic lifestyle. It may take a bit more patience and a little creativity, but you can make this Christmas a dark X-Mas to die for!
"Where you can always find me, and we'll have Halloween on Christmas..." - Mark Hoppus, Boxcar Racer's "Miss You".
Dark Xmas Décor
Instead of the typical Christian Christmas Décor, you are searching for the quintessential gothic Christmas décor and you need some ideas. You've come to the right place. There are many websites that sell gothic decorations for the Christmas and winter holidays, including Etsy.com. The gothic Christmas stocking to the right features a tattoo-ed gothic girl with an eccentric fuzzy pink topper and lining. Hang it from your black or dark wooden mantle in hopes for Sandy Claws to bring you dark Christmas stocking stuffers galore.
Instead of the green and red Christmas tree topped gleefully with a heavenly angel or star, opt for a gothic Christmas tree in black with all red lights. White lights work nicely on a black Christmas tree, too. Hang Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments all over your tree for a more whimsical gothic Christmas look. For a more Victorian gothic Christmas tree, hang candles from different limbs of your black gothic Christmas tree...just don't light them or your whole house might go up in flames! Another option would be to use the artificial tealights in your black tree. Red tinsel would add a nice gothic touch, as well (almost as if blood is dripping from the tree).
Amazon has gothic star wall decals for sale, which would be perfect for this gothic Holiday season. Stick them up on the wall behind your gothic Christmas tree or anywhere else in the house for that matter. You can leave these up year round, even after Christmas is over, as they are not technically Christmas decorations. Search etsy and amazon for different gothic decorations and you will be surprised what you can use for your gothic Christmas season!
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A Twisted Holiday Party
Throwing a gothic Christmas party this year? You can have an elegant and twisted holiday party with the right gothic party accents and ambiance.
Check out the skull & bones party platter above, for sale on Amazon. This party platter is perfect to display that gorgeous Gothic Christmas cake.
Don't forget to play beautiful gothic Christmas music, classical and contemporary. Play clips of Tim Burton's films during the party. There is an awesome youtube video that I've posted here that combines Gothic Christmas music with Tim Burton's films such as Edward Scissorhands, etc.
Party supplies can be found at party stores and dollar stores. Buy black and red supplies, or even purple and black. Decorate your home in glittery bat garland and bat lights (use your leftover Halloween decorations or clearance Halloween decorations). Drape your windows in black and purple velvet and cover your table in a black tablecloth. Light candles around the house to set the ambiance.
Gothic Christmas Party Music & Video Clips to Play
Gothic Christmas Gifts & Gift Ideas
If you're going to have a Gothic Christmas party, why not have a Secret Gothic Santa gift exchange? Opt for gothic themed Christmas presents, such as the snowflake pet tag to the right or the alchemy gothic wine goblet as a present for someone special and twisted like yourself. Give the gift of the written word with the classic book "A Very Gothic Christmas".
Enclose your Gothic jewelry in little black lumps of coal jewelry boxes, which can be made using Martha Stewart's instructions (marthastewart.com). Or give the gift of gothic aroma with a Victorian style perfume bottle from etsy.
Of course the DVD The Nightmare Before Christmas is a perfect gothic addition to anyone's movie collection.
Whatever you do this Holiday season, be it parties or travel, have a Very Gothic Christmas and a Deadly New Year!
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"Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail." - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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