Welcome back! For our third entry, I was looking back over past year's topics and started thinking, "What is the most incongruous show from my youth that would have tackled Christmas?" Being a kid in the 1960s (and a Monster Kid at that, meaning I was into the whole 'Monster Craze' of the time, not that "I" was a monster kid ... ahem ... moving on), the obvious answers would be either THE MUNSTERS or THE ADDAMS FAMILY, both of which are too easy, as both DID have Christmas-themed shows. Then I hit on it! What show, more than any other of the time period, would be absolutely the least likely to celebrate Christmas? Indeed, how COULD this show pull it off? I'm talking about an old time favorite of mine, DARK SHADOWS, the afternoon gothic horror soap opera by creator Dan Curtis, full of vampires, werewolves, witches and the like, that ran from 1966 to 1971.
Well, the answer is, to the best of my knowledge, they DIDN'T, but that did not stop an enterprising YouTuber with the appopriate handle 'Slave Of A Vampire' from adapting Bob Rivers' parody tune, The 12 Pains Of Christmas', with DARK SHADOWS clips! For fans of the show (and you know who you are), it's an absolute treat! Give it a look here:
And speaking of monsters of all sorts, our K.A.C. mascot, Krampus (the handsome lad seen at right) wanted to let you know of some LATE-BREAKING NEWS ... hie thee to the West Coast this Friday for a one-time event, something I can't even begin to describe ... Laura found it and sent it on to me and I can do no less for you, my faithful followers. If you are anywhere NEAR the California area, THIS is the event to be at!
Coming Tomorrow: The FIRST of our annual reports on Woeful Winter Wonderlands, 2018 style ... thanks to the most unlikely villain of all! How bad is it? Santa's Elves are under a gag order not to talk about it! That and more await you tomorrow!
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