Being a Goth at Christmas is tough. But make Xmas your happy gothmas this year, Tis the season to be melancholy…
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You’ve just navigated past that horrible post-Halloween point. Where everyone else is blathering on about mulled wine and bonfire night. When all you really want to do is fling open your (sizeable) dressing box, slap on dark Christmas make up and festoon yourself in all manner of ghostly garb. Halloween is your Christmas, and whilst you get all the excitement about the festive season, you’re feeling a little bit, well, melancholy about the whole darn thing. Don’t. There’s plenty of festive fun for you, my dear little ghoul. At Christmas or Xmas (because the X looks like a cross, and you like those, don’t you?) You’ve just got to know how to find it.
Have a happy gothmas this year
You can take part in the festive jumper trend too – sort of…
Screw the bells, ignore the tinsel there are Christmas jumpers just for you now, Gothling. Buy them, wear them and revel in the darkness and terror that your jumper brings to those around you. But be different, just use an ordinary Christmas jumper. Ideally with Rudolph on, and take a permanent marker and some scissors to sever his cute little head. Add leftover fake blood from Halloween for effect and you’re finished just like our furry friend. I bet his nose isn’t looking quite so shiny and bright now it’s turned putrid green and rotted off. (Too far?)
You can enjoy the best film ever made, over and over again.
The Nightmare Before Christmas is the quintessential Goth film. For most of us, TNBC (shortened because we refer to it so often). Was the catalyst that lead us down that path of darkness. We sat as children watching creepy Jack Skellington leap from Halloween town to Christmas town. As our little souls turned black with misanthropic glee. The other kids hid their eyes in horror from what was supposed to be a children’s film. Skellington himself is the perfect metaphor for any Goth wishing to actively partake in Christmas. You can jump between the two, in all manner of spooky joy. But you’ll always come back to the dark side. Always. You’re bound to it eternally. And if you’re not, the rest of us will track you down and haunt you.
Have a Happy gothmas this year, dear gothlings.