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Another Xmas re-run, but it's a humdinger...
Another Xmas re-run, but it's a humdinger...
Saturday, December 26, 2009
The Dark Side of Christmas - The Cramps, Evil Santas, Krampus & XXXmas Sleaze
Black Christmas - Here is a cd compiled by Lux Interior and Ivy Rorschach of The Cramps. Artwork care of Lux himself. This was originally put together for some magazine, but I can't recall which.
From: Chuck Miller's The Cramps Blog:
The three drawings below are by Benjamin Marra, who says: "These were sketches for an assignment that didn't pan out. It was a cool one: to illustrate a Cramps Christmas album cover. I think my friend and colleague Ted McGrath ended up getting the gig. Dems da breaks ..."
Congo Christmas "Kid send me this letter from L.A. on December 28, 1981. Artwork : Kris Guidio" -Krom at Brain Steak Bikini - Far out with The Cramps
Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new decade, compliments of myself and Krampus, St. Nicholas' cloven-hooved, chain-swinging, lolling-toungued, child-punishing Eastern-European sidekick.
If what you see interests you, then you might want to check out The Devil in Design: The Krampus Postcards, which you can purchase from The Morbid Anatomy Bookstore by clicking here: http://astore.amazon.com/morbanat-20/detail/1560975423
Various Artists: Oh! No! Not Another... Midnight Christmas Mess Again!!
1. Hazy Shades of Winter - The Slickee Boys
2. Christmas I'll Be Home - The Vipers
3. Star - The Cheepskates
4. Santa is Comin' Down Again - The Psycho Daisies
5. Santa Ain't Santa - Woofing Cookies
6. Jesus Christ - The Love Pushers
7. O Tannenbaum Now - Das Furlines
8. Blue Christmas - The Ravens
9. Wreck These Halls - Howard & Jag's X-mas Vacation
10. Sleighbell Bop - The Holidays
11. Coal in My Stocking - The Backbones
12. Christmas Eve at KNL (Kansas Neurological Institute) - The Iguanas
13. Snow is Falling - Dementia 13
Two more volumes of Midnight Christmas Mess:
Addams Family Christmas
"Never Kill Santa Claus" from the February 1973 issue of The Witching Hour #28, followed by a xmas themed ouija board text tale
Navidades con Chucha La Loca (Solo Para Adultos)
Santa Claus versus The Devil
I first saw K. Gordon Murray's Santa Claus at the 25th Street Theatre in Waco, TX in 1966. It's impossible to overstate the profound effect this film had on my life. Of course, it was the English dubbed version I saw, but nowadays I'm partial to the original spanish.
While most commercial adaptations of the Santa Claus legend add a distinctive twist to the traditional story this film is unique in its depiction of a Santa who works from outer space, and who does battle with a demon sent to Earth by Lucifer to ruin Christmas.
Rene Magritte, Woman, 1923.
Happy 2010 - "How terrible do I feel about using the same image I painted from last year?! I think I can squeeze a few more years out of this one." - MATTHEW CRUICKSHANK (via death becomes her)
'AL "Grandpa Munster" LEWIS signed this cool MUNSTERS CHRISTMAS photo for me back in 1989!' - PATRICK OWSLEY
Vintage Christmas Krampus Postcards
Men about to be punished by lady Krampus
Vintage Christmas Postcard - Krampus and Saint Nick
Girl with her favorite Krampus Figure (Dated 1906)
Krampus stealing babies and taking them to Spain
Holiday Grotesque #1 KRAMPUS! 1st in a new series of Holiday paintings in trading card size by Matthew Kirscht.
Another by Matthew Kirscht
Rev. A.W. Nix was one of the great singing preachers whose fiery, earthshaking sermons are enough to send any sinner running for salvation. Nix made his mark with his first coupling, the incredibly intense “Black Diamond Express to Hell Pts. I & II” in 1927. This was one of the best known and popular sermons with Parts 3 and 4 issued in 1929 and parts 5 and 6 in 1930. He cut fifty sermons for Vocalion through 1931, railing against sinners in sermons with provocative titles like “Goin’ To Hell And Who Cares”, “The Fat Life Will Bring You Down”, “Jack The Ripper” and “Hot Shot Mamas And Teasing Browns.” He had a special affinity for the holidays as evidenced in recordings like “Death Might Be Your Christmas Gift”, “That Little Thing May Kill You Yet (Christmas Sermon)”, “Begin A New Life On Christmas Day – Part 1 & 2″ and “How Will You Spend Christmas?” (via PCL LinkDump/Donna Lethal)
Listen & download here: http://www.baddogblues.org/clips/nix-present.mp3
How Hitler's Nazi propaganda machine tried to take Christ out of Christmas
(From the Daily Mail)
Nazi Germany celebrated Christmas without Christ with the help of swastika tree baubles, 'Germanic' cookies and a host of manufactured traditions, a new exhibition has shown. The way the celebration was gradually taken over and exploited for propaganda purposes by Hitler's Nazis is detailed in a new exhibition. Rita Breuer has spent years scouring flea markets for old German Christmas ornaments. She and her daughter Judith developed a fascination with the way Christmas was used by the atheist Nazis, who tried to turn it into a pagan winter solstice celebration. Selected objects from the family's enormous collection have gone on show at the National Socialism Documentation Centre in Cologne. 'Christmas was a provocation for the Nazis - after all, the baby Jesus was a Jewish child,' Judith Breuer told the German newspaper Spiegel. 'The most important celebration in the year didn't fit with their racist beliefs so they had to react, by trying to make it less Christian.' The exhibition includes swastika-shaped cookie-cutters and Christmas tree baubles shaped like Iron Cross medals. The Nazis attempted to persuade housewives to bake cookies in the shape of swastikas, and they replaced the Christian figure of Saint Nicholas, who traditionally brings German children treats on December 6, with the Norse god Odin. The symbol that posed a particular problem for the Nazis was the star, which traditionally decorates Christmas trees. Civilians were encouraged to send patriotic Christmas cards to soldiers at the front. The Iron Cross shaped Christmas tree decorations commemorate the start of World War One. 'Either it was a six-pointed star, which was a symbol of the Jews, or it was a five-pointed star, which represented the Soviets,' Breuer said. It had to go. In the 1930s, the Nazis tried to change the ideology of Christmas. But when World War II started, the focus became more practical. There were also tips on how to make Christmas cookies in the face of food shortages.
In 1944-1945, the Nazis tried to reinvent the festival once again as a day to commemorate the dead, in particular fallen soldiers. 'By then nobody felt like celebrating,' Breuer explained. Happily, the German people mostly ignored the clumsy propaganda efforts and continued with the same traditions as before. The is a legacy of the Nazi Christmas. The wartime version of the traditional Christmas carol 'Unto us a time has come' is still sung. 'The Nazis took out the references to Jesus and made it into a song about walking through the snow,' Breuer said. Surprisingly, German churches put up little opposition to the Nazification of Christmas. 'You would have expected them to protest loudly and insist that it was a Christian festival,' said Breuer. 'But instead they largely kept quiet, out of fear.'
Hitler getting beat by Krampus
James Chance... Christmas With Satan (2002, Tiger Style TS-038 .mp3 audio 06:14). Christmas With Satan was originally released by James White on A Christmas Record (1981, ZE Records ILPS 7017). It was replaced by No More Christmas Blues by Alan Vega on the 1982 edition.
Listen & Download: http://www.box.net/shared/static/y7e6huh0x9.mp3
Culturcide "Santa Claus Was My Lover/Depressed Christmas" 7"
A Christmas time classic from Houstons own Culturcide... Especially the b-side. Merry Christmas (or whatever you're into) from the Texas Punk Treasure Chest!
1. Santa Claus Was My Lover
2. Depressed Christmas
DL: Culturcide "Santa Claus Was My Lover/Depressed Christmas" 7": http://www.mediafire.com/?khymmgjcjjn
Publicity still of Joan Collins being terrorized by Oliver MacGreevy in 1972’s horror anthology Tales from the Crypt.
Art by Richard Sala (via death becomes her)
Have yourself a sleazy little Christmas
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