The 10 Best Christmas Horror Books to Read this Holiday Season
10 Best Holiday Horror Books for a Very Scary Christmas
What's up everybody welcomes to my blog and today I'm sharing The Best Christmas horror Books when you're seeing this it would be Christmas Day so Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everybody.
It's Christmas time, I thought it'd be fun and since I love horror books so this was a perfect time to share the best Christmas horror books.
Today I want to do an article recommending some of my favorite horror books that are either set around the holidays or at least take place in the winter months.
The best books to read a Christmas or a winter holiday can be a tricky question. Whether it's the story of a sad child being abused, a girl becoming a monster for love, or a man writing a fairy tale, each book has its own emotional effect.
You have to choose the right book for the best holiday horror book, the best Christmas horror story, the best horror books about Christmas, the best horror novels, the best horror books on Christmas or winter holidays.
If you don’t like horror stories or other horror-based stories, you can choose other books to read. You can choose other books for your Christmas or winter holidays. This is because these books are more for thrillers and mystery novels.
These books are less about the darkness and more about the thriller or mystery that they present. the books that you choose to read are the right choice. You have to read your favorite book for your Christmas horror, winter horror, holiday horror book, or Christmas book. You can choose the best horror books to read for your holidays or a Christmas book.
I think this is the perfect time of year to read scary Christmas books although if I'm honest I pretty much say that in every season but something about Christmas which is all about love and joy just makes me want to read books about creepy things spooky places and all of that good stuff.
So here are my recommendations I think I have a good variety here so hopefully, there is something for everyone let's get started now.
10 Best Holiday Horror Books for a Very Scary Christmas
Table Of Contents
1. The Shining
2. NOS4A2: A Novel
4. Ghost Story
5. Wolf Winter
6. At the Mountains of Madness
7. The Terror
8. The Turn of the Screw
9. Krampus: The Yule Lord
10. The 12 Terrors of Christmas
11. The Christmas Bell
1. The Shining
The Shining by Stephen King
Stephen King was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Awards in 2003 for "inheriting the great tradition of American literature of paying attention to plot and atmosphere, reflecting the beautiful and tragic moral truth deep in the human soul". This book is one of his masterpieces.
It's another story about the hotel. The environment of the hotel itself can produce all kinds of weird plots. As the book says, "Any big hotel has had an ugly thing," "It's like every big hotel is haunted. Why? Hell, people come and go.
Sometimes someone will suddenly die in the room, with heart Illness, stroke, or other diseases. A restaurant is a place of superstition. There is no 13th floor, there is no room 13, and there is no mirror behind the door to the guest room. These are all these things.”
The protagonist of the story, Jack, is an unemployed college teacher who finds a job in Yuanwang Hotel, which is amidst the mountains. In the long and severe winter, Jack and his wife and son will stay in the hotel for several months. He intends to do a big job and make a difference in writing.
In this book, the narration of the story is also progressive step by step. There have been bizarre failures of the hotel’s boiler, the roasted honeycombs give birth to bees, and the diary of the former guardian, etc. The relationship between the incidents has changed between the three. Suffering from writing obstacles and the suspicion of his family, Jack once again became addicted to alcohol, thus destroying his and his wife's fragile trust.
Jack's transformation is partly due to the depravity of human nature, and partly because of the terrifying power of the hotel itself. His transformation is the culmination of the entire book. The author's handling is also the most ingenious. In the bar, the conversation between Jack and the former guard was chilling:
" —Kill him. You must kill him, Jack, and her. Because the real artist must endure pain. Because every man Destroy his beloved things; because they are always conspiring against you, trying to hinder you and make you unsuccessful."
For a writer, "the real artist must endure pain" is the truth, but when the truth is here, it is distorted and used for murder, which is so plausible. It seems that for every really good horror story, his villains or obstructive forces are not simple killers. They all contain deep human weaknesses, so they can always find good excuses for their actions. These excuses are often difficult to refute.
I think the reason why these works are successful is that their villains have truly stood up and have their own souls. When they use words to laugh at positive characters, they are independent individuals, and what they say will impress readers and even the author himself. Only in this way can the conflict of a story play its best role and give everyone a great reading experience.
2. NOS4A2: A Novel
NOS4A2: A Novel by Joe Hill
I first read the author's collection of short stories, which are almost wonderful, so I found this one to read to. The readers performed very wonderfully, with each person's heart, thought activities, dialogue, development of the story, and the exchange of roles. It feels like an impossible task.
The author also said at the end that this book is about parenting and its difficulty. It feels easy to enter the world described in the book, especially in this world that is already living in a science-fiction-like world.
The biggest feeling this book gives me is that the author has spread a big net, which seems very mysterious, but in fact, there is almost no place that makes people feel scared.
When reading this book again, I seemed to read Christie of Stephen King and Caroline of Neil Gaiman. Later, I was not surprised to see Neil Gaiman's name in the tribute. It seems to be a plate of snacks mixed with various flavors, without emphasis or characteristics.
Of course, although I have always told myself not to compare this work with Stephen King’s skinning, I was still unable to control it and fell into a comparison mood when I watched it. Jin's works are nonsense, straightforward, and will start with the most common little things in life and alienate them. It makes you think that fate is a big hole, and no one can escape it.
But this book still feels weaker. Originally, my expectations were still high. After all, kidnapping young children and traveling through time and space can have a lot of extension and association. But even in terms of emotions, it was almost meaningful, and it was almost meaningful in the development of the story. I have to go to see which details make me feel horrible. Maybe Wayne dreamed that someone came in. Others were really mediocre.
Including Vic in the later period, Maggie's death feels like dying for the sake of death, and I don't quite understand the meaning of this. Wouldn't it be more reasonable for Lou to die? Then he can go back home after losing weight successfully?
So that's it. I don't know if I want to see other works now.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This is the crooked literature written by the second girl in the family. Although it can indeed be called the originator of science fiction, it can also be combined with countless latecomers of the same subject to talk about the so-called human nature, creation, society, and psychology.
I deny that Mary didn't necessarily think so deeply when writing this article. Of course, it is not very good. Regardless of the plot and personality, it is very naive. If you say that this book is bad from this background, it is good to be a hooligan...
Because I am obsessed with science fiction and read this world's first science fiction novel, I accidentally discovered that it is better to read than peter pan and charlottes web!
The content is more to my taste! I admire Mary for being able to use such a simple vocabulary to let people feel the joys, sorrows, sorrows, and joys of the characters in the book with her description, and even choked up on the encounter of the artificial humans in Chapter 5.
The good and evil aspects of human nature and the expression of the alienation of human nature brought about by the use of technology are very real. In fact, Dad can add this to the first step of reading the original version together~
I really admire Mary Shelley’s skill, and even if there are new words on every page when I read it, I can see the joy, sorrow, sorrow, and joy of the characters in the book.
The biggest tragedy may be that you can never blame anyone, but it just happened. The being, for I don't know what to address it. He did not ask Frankenstein to create himself, and Frankenstein may not really want to create this abhorrent creature. So the tragedy began.
Sometimes I wonder whether those parents who are not prepared, those who irresponsibly abandon or refuse to educate their children, are like Frankenstein, will they one day taste the bitter fruits of their own cultivation.
4. Ghost Story
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past -- and get away with murder.
Peter Straub's classic bestseller is a work of "superb horror" (The Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time -- and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.
It began shortly after the party at which one of their members, Edward Wanderley, had died or was killed. The Chowder Society, who for years had met in customary evening dress with the object of telling each other tales of every kind, now found themselves drawn towards the supernatural. It was some sort of solace for Edwards's loss.
They began to tell ghost stories, extraordinary ghost stories ...ghost stories that did not always stop when the teller finished speaking ...Then came the dreams, shared simultaneously by the Chowder Society members, forecasting horrors the four aging men can scarcely bring themselves to discuss. And now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past and get away with murder.
5. Wolf Winter
Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck
"Wolf winter,'" she said, her voice small. "I wanted to ask about it. You know, what it is." He was silent for a long time. "It's the kind of winter that will remind us we are mortal," he said. "Mortal and alone."
Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo, and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blacka-n, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow.
While herding the family's goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man.
Compelled to investigate despite her neighbors' strange disinterest in the death and the fate of Eriksson's widow, Maija is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blacka-n. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice.
As the seasons change, and the "wolf winter," the harshest winter in memory, descends upon the settlers, Paavo travels to find work, and Maija finds herself struggling for her family's survival in this land of winter-long darkness. As the snow gathers, the settlers' secrets are increasingly laid bare.
Scarce resources and the never-ending darkness force them to come together, but Maija, not knowing who to trust and who may betray her, is determined to find the answers for herself. Soon, Maija discovers the true cost of survival under the mountain, and what it will take to make it to spring.