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Dreaming of a black Christmas

Updated on May 26, 2015

A black Christmas

"I am dreaming of a black Christmas

Just like the ones I like to have

Where the jewels glisten

And men listen

To hear my voice like bells in the snow

I am dreaming of a black Xmas

With every Christmas text I send

May your days be naughty, kinky and dark

And make all your Christmases be black

I am dreaming of a black Christmas..."

White Christmas by Bing Crosby. My favourite Christmas song. Merry Christmas!

Black Christmas tree

Asda 6ft Black Pre-Lit Tree for 35 You can select a convenient delivery date at the checkout for this product.
Asda 6ft Black Pre-Lit Tree for 35 You can select a convenient delivery date at the checkout for this product. | Source

Black Christmas decorations

Tired of the same old white Christmas stuff? Why don’t you dare to be different this year and go for a classic, elegant but yet different theme for your Christmas decorations?

Black Christmas decorations are not only synonymous of gothic, black Christmas decorations can also be elegant and give your décor a unique twist that your friends will admire. You can go all the way and buy a black Christmas tree (like the one on the right from Asda for only £35), black ornaments, tableware and home accessories or you can just add touches of black to your everyday décor for an added zest.

Black Christmas decorations look fun when mixed with red or white. If you prefer a classier look, black and silver decorations are your call. I especially like to mix black Christmas decorations with silver and crystal. There is nothing more elegant than a black Christmas tree decorated only with crystal ornaments. Swarovski has a wonderfully elegant selection of mini ornaments for a wonderful festive effect.

You can also use Crystal ornaments to shine over black table cloths or to glimmer against a black curtain. Crystal ornaments look stunning on a black background. I especially like the elegant Christmas trees from Swarovski, they glimmer in faceted clear crystal with what appears to be floating stars in Comet Argent Light crystal.

Crystal Christmas trees

Christmas tree from Swarovski
Christmas tree from Swarovski | Source

Decorative snowflake lights.

10 from Asda direct
10 from Asda direct | Source

Black Christmas trees

The beauty of black Christmas trees is that they are a feature by themselves. You don’t need much to decorate a black Christmas tree. In fact your black Christmas tree will look better if only holds a few ornaments like the crystal ornaments I mentioned above and just decorative Christmas lights like the string of snowflake lights sold at Asda from £10

Black Christmas tree Decorations

If you are not ready to defy tradition and you prefer a green Christmas tree, you can still add black ornaments to add a black Christmas touch to your home.  You can either choose plain black Christmas ball ornaments for your tree ( has them at a very affordable price) or you can add the “rock touch” with black Christmas balls with the Kiss logo. 

Black Christmas Tree

6' Tuxedo Black Artificial Christmas Tree Prelit with Clear Lights
6' Tuxedo Black Artificial Christmas Tree Prelit with Clear Lights | Source

Reindeer Black Plates

Waechtersbach Reindeer Black and Cherry Rimmed Salad Plates, Set of 4
Waechtersbach Reindeer Black and Cherry Rimmed Salad Plates, Set of 4

Set of 4 salad plates with reindeer motif on black and cherry; 8-1/4 inches. Crafted from premium high-fired ceramic earthenware with vivid glazing


Black Dishes for an elegant table

If you are hosting a party and want to have fun on the table you should go for this festive Reindeer holiday dinnerware. Designed to add cheer to an everyday collection, the line features joyful, springing reindeer in an eye-catching palette of white, black, and red. The dishes are crafted from high-fired ceramic earthenware for strength, and their motif is attractively varied for a little extra spice. With two cherry and two black plates, the set is a lively way to serve mixed greens at dinner or warm ginger scones for afternoon tea.

For an eclectic but harmonious table, mix and match these with black and red accessories.

Dining in Black

The table is a very important place during Christmas time, so don’t forget to add black touches to your table decoration. You can go for a black tablecloth and silver napkins with silver candle holders and black candles for an elegant look. And of course, don’t forget the British tradition and add some Silver Crackers to your table, you can get them in silver glitter organza texture from

If you prefer a more relaxed look for your table, why not choose some fun tableware adding splashes of white and red over a white tablecloth.

But black can be fun; just use your imagination to create unforgettable Christmas decorations!


Elegant Black Christmas Stocking

Elegant Black Christmas Stocking with Gold Beaded Swirl Design
Elegant Black Christmas Stocking with Gold Beaded Swirl Design | Source

Elegant Black Christmas Stocking

17" Elegant Black Christmas Stocking with Gold Beaded Swirl Design
17" Elegant Black Christmas Stocking with Gold Beaded Swirl Design

Black Beaded Christmas Stocking with a fancy gold embroidered flower design accented with matching beads and sequins


Black and white decorated Christmas tree


I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

I am dreaming of a Black Christmas

"From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times-bestselling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas.

For most people, Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill. But most people are not Lewis Black. Like Dickens's most famous curmudgeon, Black says Humbug! to carols, holiday dinners, Christmas trees, decked halls, and boughs of holly. In I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas, he dares to celebrate the holiday season the only way he knows how: by letting loose on all things Yule.

All new, and sure to delight fans both new and old, I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas is an instant holiday classic: funny, razor- sharp, the insightful, and quintessential Lewis Black. " (Amazon's product description)

Would you like to have a Black Christmas?

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      Theressa Henderson 2 years ago

      Did you see the skeleton on your Christmas tree? It was the first thing I noticed! Other than that the perfect tree for me this year, as we are decorating in white lights and silver/sparkly decorations to acknowledge our engagement only big jems and other flashy items! The tree will be so classy, and it will be the only time in my life that my Christmas tree has no color!

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      F.B. Spannigan 7 years ago from Unknown

      Great ideas for future Christmases

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      Anath 7 years ago

      Black bedding is sooooo hot, I love it pink flavour

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      Anath 7 years ago

      I am a strange kind of girl Anilvk ;-)

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      Anilvk 7 years ago from Dubai

      Its strange to hear "Black Christmas"

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      Anath 7 years ago

      Do it girl, go for it!

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      Laura 7 years ago

      Yes, that would be different. Let me try this time. Having trees in black would definitely be amazing!!!

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      Anath 7 years ago

      love to you too TattoGuy :-*

      Well lender3212000, We celebrate Xmas every year and most people do the same every single year... I prefer variation, to do something different and if possible new.

      That's an idea TheListLady. How would a black Christmas tree look as part of an all-year decoration? I like the idea, specially dressed with red roses! It would look really nice in one of my red rooms...

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      TheListLady 7 years ago from New York City

      I would have sooooo much fun with a black tree. Wow! I'd decorate it in gold bulbs and some great LED lights. Or maybe tons of fake red roses. Wow - this is so elegant and all new to me.

      And I think I can undress it and maybe...just maybe leave it standing somewhere just looking classy all year. Wow! Count me in for a black Christmas!

      Thanks a million. And rated up!

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      lender3212000 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Now there's an interesting new take on an old subject! Nicely done.

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      TattoGuy 7 years ago

      Ya knows I loves you ; ) xox

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      Anath 7 years ago

      lol, actually I do that rather often mtsi1098. I have several shades of very dark red and a couple of black lipsticks that I wear sometimes when going out at night ;-)

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      mtsi1098 7 years ago

      A very interesting perspective on Xmas...How will you deal with giving up the red lipstick for black :) I love the idea of changing tradition voted awesome and up...thanks

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      Anath 7 years ago

      Thank you a bunch prasetio30, a big kiss and hug for you ;-)

      I like something different PaperNotes...

      Love it DzyMsLizzy! that is the beauty of songs, you can accomodate them to suit your own mood and experiences. Happy holidays.

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      Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Thinking of the song....I grew up in San I changed the words to fit my own reality: "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...just like the ones I NEVER knew...."


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      PaperNotes 7 years ago

      This is interesting. I know White Christmas and this is the first time I read about black Christmas.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I a Muslim, I never knew about Black Christmas before. But now, I really know the meaning of this Christmas from you. Thank you very much. Beautiful, my friend. Rating Up!


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      Anath 7 years ago

      That'll be MY Christmas present CM ;-)

      It might be useful one of this times emievil... it just depends who is visiting you for christmas, lol

      I was always a "black girl" Cheeky Girl, wish my mom had dared more colourful Christmas decorations, red and green get boring after a few years...

      I love that song DzyMsLizz!

      and me tatto guy? you forgot to say you love ME too...

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      TattoGuy 7 years ago

      I agree with Cheekygirl, so damn orginal and a great idea, loves this hub and well I loves Black ; ) x

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      Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Hmmmmmmmmmmm....... LOL.....found your opening poem funny...we happen to have a sideline business selling 'kinky' things... ;-)

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      WOw, a very original idea for a hub, as well as for Christmas! This is very impressive. Black works for me. Not sure if it works for kids, though. Still, you have some really nice ideas in here that I like! Excellent!

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      emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

      As always, your title pulls me to your hub :). Saw this link through Facebook and I was wondering what the heck it is! Thought it's something sad or something like that LOL. My mistake.

      Love black but unfortunately, black decors will give my husband and family a heart attack (on second thought, hehehehe). So I'll just settle with looking at the pics in your hub. Thanks for this sexy, intriguing hub :).

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Anath: I'll get my tux pressed !!!!! ;-)

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      Anath 7 years ago

      Sophisticated would be to have you at my dinner table all dressed un black Mr Muscle ;-)

      I've seen a couple of movies with that tittle...

      Hello girl, what is kim doing here? surely spreading some naughtiness... take care and be kinky ;-)

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      kimberlyslyrics 7 years ago

      OMG girl, bookmarked and rated up then shared cause I am for sure having a black christmas

      ooooo the attire

      just absolutely loved your hub


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      jcales 7 years ago

      very daring. I like it. Get ready for a movie or theme with the same title.

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      It certainly is a cool look , and sophisticated!!

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      Anath 7 years ago

      Thanks for considering a variation Denise, enjoy the holiday season.

      Thanks for the rating up Wendy, happy holidays!

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      I loved this hub! Very unique ideas! Rated up!

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      This would be quite the change from the traditional wouldn't it. Interesting, interesting. NOt sure I would do it, however, I'm sure it would appeal to others. Thanks for bringing in a variation to consider.

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      Anath 7 years ago

      I enjoy being unique in everything I do including tthe way I decorate my home, Nan. I also like white Christmas trees, of course decorated with black accents.

      About your question of religious celebration, I am sure that a tree (regardless of its colour) has nothing to do with religion. I believe that the tree was a pagan tradition absorbed by the christian holiday. For me, a Christmas tree is just an item of decoration that I like to use.

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      Nan Mynatt 7 years ago from Illinois

      Very daring and unique, a black Christmas Tree. I prefer white, green, or red and pink. How does this fit in with the religious celebration? Are you making it a pagan holiday? I have a treasured sprayed white tree with balls of red, like holly. Black reminds me of something else.

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      Anath 7 years ago

      Hi UW, yes I stumble upon this video on YouTube which I found funny and witty:

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      Susan Keeping 7 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Excellent ideas :)

      Did you know that the title of Lewis Black's new book is

      I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas?