Prepare to have your Christmas ruined by a terrifying Christmas tree that looks like it’s been pulled from the mind of Wes Craven himself. When you thought slasher Black Christmas was as gruesome as the festive season gets, what about a Grinch-inspired tree taking over your living room?
Heading back to 1957, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! cemented itself as a firm family favourite. In pop culture, that green grouch has become famous thanks to the Jim Carrey-led movie in 2000 and the Benedict Cumberbatch animation from last year.
With the Grinch being instantly recognisable, a Grinch Christmas tree is sure to turn heads. Forget putting an angel on the top of your tree. Why not try an onion-munching Grinch?
Stephanie Mills shared her glorious Grinch tree on Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK and fans didn’t know whether to be impressed or horrified. One person wrote, “Well it’s a good way of keeping your children, family and visitors away from your tree lol.”
Other comments included, “This is so cool”, “I’d poo myself forgetting I’d done that lol”, and “I have Christmas tree jealousy right now.” Someone put it perfectly as they wrote, “Very clever but I couldn’t sit in the room with that at night.”
So, how did this Christmas cracker come to be? Stephanie said, “May of took 3 hours but I’m in love. Thanks to my mum I can’t take all the credit.” We tip our Santa hats to her for this one, it looks pretty amazing.
If you’re struggling with how to decorate your tree this year, goth trees are officially a thing. When you’re okay with the festive season but would rather celebrate Halloween, have the best of both worlds and combine the two.
The hashtag BlackChristmasTree is blowing up on Instagram, with thousands of people taking to the social network to share their own incredible creations.
And when we say goth Christmas tree – we don’t just mean a black one. We mean it’s decorated with skulls, Nightmare Before Christmas decorations, horror icons – the lot.
Whether you want to recreate your own Grinch tree, try out a festive Freddy, or tempt Krampus down your chimney, horror trees are here to stay.
As creative kooks continue to ‘sleigh’ the competition, who said Halloween is over? All we need now is black snow in a can and I think all our horror ho ho hos will be fulfilled.
[Featured Image: Stephanie Mills Facebook/Universal Pictures]