An anthology of 18 short stories set around Christmas time.
My favorites were:
Fresh as the new-fallen snow — Sean McGuire
Love Me — Thomas E. Sniegoski
Good Deeds — Jeff Strand
Yankee Swap — John McIlveen
Home — Tim Lebbon
Hiking Through — Michael Koryta
The Hangman’s Bride — Sarah Pinborough
I felt that many of the stories in this book weren’t
Horror at all, not even a bit creepy in some instances, and that was a big letdown as soon as I read a few and realized most of the book was that way. That being said, there were a few really good ones to make up for the not-so-good and I would still recommend because of those.
Here's the blurb:
That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children--Want and Ignorance--beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains. In the finest versions of this story, the best parts are the terrifying parts.
Bestselling author and editor Christopher Golden shares his love for Christmas horror stories with this anthology of all-new short fiction from some of the most talented and original writers of horror today.