Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology

Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology

Eighteen stories of Christmas horror from bestselling, acclaimed authors including Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Michael Koryta, Sarah Pinborough, and many more. 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 Eighteen stories of Christmas horror from bestselling, acclaimed authors including Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Josh M...

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Title:Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology
Author:Christopher Golden
Rating:
Genres:Horror
ISBN:0525433163
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology Reviews

  • Craig
    Nov 13, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

  • Crowinator
    Jul 12, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

  • Cassie Lola (holo.reader)
    Dec 20, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

  • Dez Nemec
    Dec 16, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

    A host of authors contribute to a book full of Christmas-themed horror (some tales submerge themselves within the holiday more than others). As one would expect, there's a spectrum of styles presented, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to full-stop thrillers, and all have no qualms about th...

    Review Copy 4.5 stars HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAMS was not your run of the mill Xmas anthology. Rather than a mixed bag of short stories by authors most of us love, what this anthology brought was an incredible treasure trove of enjoyment that I'll be reading again and again....

    Christopher Golden did an excellent job editing this collection of Christmas horror short stories. This is exactly what I was craving and it filled me with festive holiday cheer. There was only one story that I felt was mediocre, and it was still readable to the end. The rest were a...

    HARK! THE HAROLD ANGELS SCREAM is an anthology of eighteen Christmas horror stories from various authors. If you?ve never considered Christmas to be the perfect time to indulge in stories that will creep you out and leave you wondering, this is the perfect book to change your mind! W...

    As with all anthologies there is a mix of meh to loved . My favorite was The Hangman's Bride followed by Good Deeds and Christmas In Barcelona . Overall a good easy read . ...

    GAH! These stories were SO amazing! This is a book that has a stunning cover and even more wonderful pages within. I was so impressed at the ability of these stories to shock and surprise me. I got a taste for some new authors that I have seen before but never read - and thanks to the ...

    There were a few gems, most of the stories were lackluster and average. My review can be read here ---> https://wp.me/p5t5Tf-1Hd ...

    I?ve been holding onto this one to read closer to Christmas. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than reading holiday horror stories? Included are 18 stories for those of us that celebrate, but still know that Krampus is running loose so you best be on your best behavior. ...

  • Mindi
    Dec 14, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

  • Michael Hicks
    Dec 17, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

  • Char
    Oct 07, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Oct 10, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

  • John J Questore
    Jun 02, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Oct 08, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

  • Mommacat
    May 18, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

    A host of authors contribute to a book full of Christmas-themed horror (some tales submerge themselves within the holiday more than others). As one would expect, there's a spectrum of styles presented, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to full-stop thrillers, and all have no qualms about th...

    Review Copy 4.5 stars HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAMS was not your run of the mill Xmas anthology. Rather than a mixed bag of short stories by authors most of us love, what this anthology brought was an incredible treasure trove of enjoyment that I'll be reading again and again....

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Oct 31, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

  • Emily
    Dec 07, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

  • David
    Sep 29, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

    A host of authors contribute to a book full of Christmas-themed horror (some tales submerge themselves within the holiday more than others). As one would expect, there's a spectrum of styles presented, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to full-stop thrillers, and all have no qualms about th...

    Review Copy 4.5 stars HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAMS was not your run of the mill Xmas anthology. Rather than a mixed bag of short stories by authors most of us love, what this anthology brought was an incredible treasure trove of enjoyment that I'll be reading again and again....

    Christopher Golden did an excellent job editing this collection of Christmas horror short stories. This is exactly what I was craving and it filled me with festive holiday cheer. There was only one story that I felt was mediocre, and it was still readable to the end. The rest were a...

    HARK! THE HAROLD ANGELS SCREAM is an anthology of eighteen Christmas horror stories from various authors. If you?ve never considered Christmas to be the perfect time to indulge in stories that will creep you out and leave you wondering, this is the perfect book to change your mind! W...

    As with all anthologies there is a mix of meh to loved . My favorite was The Hangman's Bride followed by Good Deeds and Christmas In Barcelona . Overall a good easy read . ...

    GAH! These stories were SO amazing! This is a book that has a stunning cover and even more wonderful pages within. I was so impressed at the ability of these stories to shock and surprise me. I got a taste for some new authors that I have seen before but never read - and thanks to the ...

    There were a few gems, most of the stories were lackluster and average. My review can be read here ---> https://wp.me/p5t5Tf-1Hd ...

  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Oct 17, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Dec 12, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

  • Jessica
    Dec 23, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

    A host of authors contribute to a book full of Christmas-themed horror (some tales submerge themselves within the holiday more than others). As one would expect, there's a spectrum of styles presented, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to full-stop thrillers, and all have no qualms about th...

    Review Copy 4.5 stars HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAMS was not your run of the mill Xmas anthology. Rather than a mixed bag of short stories by authors most of us love, what this anthology brought was an incredible treasure trove of enjoyment that I'll be reading again and again....

    Christopher Golden did an excellent job editing this collection of Christmas horror short stories. This is exactly what I was craving and it filled me with festive holiday cheer. There was only one story that I felt was mediocre, and it was still readable to the end. The rest were a...

    HARK! THE HAROLD ANGELS SCREAM is an anthology of eighteen Christmas horror stories from various authors. If you?ve never considered Christmas to be the perfect time to indulge in stories that will creep you out and leave you wondering, this is the perfect book to change your mind! W...

  • Justin Tate
    Dec 19, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

  • Tanya W
    Apr 30, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Dec 17, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

  • Lisa
    May 19, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

  • Ashley Daviau
    Jan 23, 2019

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

  • Juli
    Jan 05, 2019

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

  • Robin Bonne
    Dec 01, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

    A host of authors contribute to a book full of Christmas-themed horror (some tales submerge themselves within the holiday more than others). As one would expect, there's a spectrum of styles presented, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to full-stop thrillers, and all have no qualms about th...

    Review Copy 4.5 stars HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAMS was not your run of the mill Xmas anthology. Rather than a mixed bag of short stories by authors most of us love, what this anthology brought was an incredible treasure trove of enjoyment that I'll be reading again and again....

    Christopher Golden did an excellent job editing this collection of Christmas horror short stories. This is exactly what I was craving and it filled me with festive holiday cheer. There was only one story that I felt was mediocre, and it was still readable to the end. The rest were a...

  • Elle's Book Blog
    Oct 14, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

  • Brandy Humphrey
    Dec 10, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

  • Schizanthus
    Apr 16, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

  • Nathan
    Apr 24, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

    A host of authors contribute to a book full of Christmas-themed horror (some tales submerge themselves within the holiday more than others). As one would expect, there's a spectrum of styles presented, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to full-stop thrillers, and all have no qualms about th...

  • Robert Vanneste
    Dec 05, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

    A host of authors contribute to a book full of Christmas-themed horror (some tales submerge themselves within the holiday more than others). As one would expect, there's a spectrum of styles presented, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to full-stop thrillers, and all have no qualms about th...

    Review Copy 4.5 stars HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAMS was not your run of the mill Xmas anthology. Rather than a mixed bag of short stories by authors most of us love, what this anthology brought was an incredible treasure trove of enjoyment that I'll be reading again and again....

    Christopher Golden did an excellent job editing this collection of Christmas horror short stories. This is exactly what I was craving and it filled me with festive holiday cheer. There was only one story that I felt was mediocre, and it was still readable to the end. The rest were a...

    HARK! THE HAROLD ANGELS SCREAM is an anthology of eighteen Christmas horror stories from various authors. If you?ve never considered Christmas to be the perfect time to indulge in stories that will creep you out and leave you wondering, this is the perfect book to change your mind! W...

    As with all anthologies there is a mix of meh to loved . My favorite was The Hangman's Bride followed by Good Deeds and Christmas In Barcelona . Overall a good easy read . ...

  • Alex findingmontauk1
    Dec 24, 2018

    Despite the cute title, take a hard pass on this one. Calling it a "mixed bag" is too generous. Most of the stories are boring to unreadable. Only a few would even be categorized as horror. It's like slogging through the full album of a one-hit-wonder band. No wonder single short stori...

    Christmas! I really can't stand it, but this anthology appealed to me for the following reasons. 1. The killer cover! (For which I got to host the exclusive cover reveal on my blog, Char's Horror Corner, and it was very exciting!) 2. It was edited by Christopher Golden and I've had goo...

    If there is one horror theme I never get tired of, it?s holiday horror?especially when that holiday is Christmas! When you look at the roots of so many Christmas rituals and celebrations, there really is a dark and fantastical element; when you couple that with the bizarre antics s...

    4.5 stars! Rounded up for Goodreads. Christmas is antithetical to horror. It's the season of good cheer, merriment, friends & family and generosity. We even have this spokesperson for Christmas called Santa Claus who sneaks into homes, eating cookies, drinking milk and leaving pre...

    Content warnings include suicide, family violence, murder, sexual harassment and kidnapping. I?ll be completely upfront with you; I only wanted this book for the Seanan McGuire story. Well, that and the cover image that reminded me of one of the guys from Mars Attacks! playing dr...

    "It was the holidays. Best to be prepared for emotional bloodshed." - James A. Moore I had so much fun reading Hark! The Herald Angels Scream. This anthology was edited by Christopher Golden, and I was pleasantly surprised with the anthology as a whole. It opens up with Kelley Armst...

    First off, can we all take a second to appreciate how fabulous this cover is? Good, now that you?ve feasted your eyes, listen to me gush about this anthology! Usually short story collections are a mixed bag, some good mixed in with some bad and some just average. But this collection ...

    Ah, Christmas. It's a beloved yet complicated holiday. I've always had this love/hate relationship with all the traditions around Christmas. And I'm talking about commercial Christmas, people who go to church once a year, Christmas. Not the reason for Christmas. Still, many of you are ...

    I had an absolute blast listening to the audio book version of this holiday themed horror anthology! Packed with 18 horrific holiday tales, this collection ranges from humorous to spooky and even snarky. Fun! It was great timing on my part as I was packing away all the holiday decorati...

    How can you resist the title? Or the wonderful cover? It's an excellent collection of Christmas horror stories, just in time to get you in the mood for the season. Actually, the Christmas connection is a little tenuous in some of the tales, but that's okay. I particularly enjoyed the G...

    Every year I say that Halloween doesn't get what it deserves... Thanksgiving is shortly behind and Christmas is frantically trying to cut the line. So when I received a horror anthology catering to a Christmas theme, well color me ecstatic! Now, I'm not usually big on short stories ...

    When I see the name Christopher Golden, it is almost like the angels screaming! I've loved this author for a very, very long time. In this whole anthology, I seriously disliked 3 stories, thought 2 were crap, and the rest? Duh, they were Golden. "Cheesy, stupid grin." Anything that has...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream is an anthology of eighteen Christmas themed short horror stories from a unique and talented writers of the genre. Some of my favorite authors of the group include Christopher Golden (a...

    I really enjoyed the stories in this book. My personal favorite was 'Love Me' by Thomas Sniegoski. The last half of the story had me hooked like no other. If you enjoy basic & just bizarre Christmas themed horror tales this book is for you. Highly recommend it! ...

    This book surprisingly held a couple of firsts for me. It?s the first Christmas themed horror book I?ve ever read, and the first anthology written by a collection of different authors I?ve ever read. I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, but as soon as I saw a few of th...

    3.0 Stars This is a fun collection of horror short stories all set around the holiday season. I was fairly happy with the variety of the stories in the collection with each author taking a unique angle on the season with stories about everything from vacations to office parties. ...

    Release Date: October 23, 2018 Genre: Horror Anthology with a Christmas Theme Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Okay. For the most part, this is a good book. It's a horror anthology centered around Christmas and features 18 short stories. Many of the stories are great. They are well ...

    Confession time: I'm not really into Christmas. Yes, I appreciate the time off work, some good presents, and an excuse to watch Die Hard for the thousandth time, but as far as holidays go, it doesn't do much for me. Christmas is up there with Columbus Day as far as important holidays g...

    ?Snow is falling and Agnes is sure she can hear it whisper through the air and land with the softest of sighs on tree branches, cars, outdoor furniture, and on the layer of flakes already deposited on the ground. She loves how it looks, loves that there is a season that can be relied...

    Review link: https://letsgetgalactic.com/2018/12/2... First things first: I actually started this book back in October, when NetGalley and Anchor Publishing sent me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). When it was announced later that it?d be featured in a Nigh...

    As many who follow me know, I LOVE horror. What you may not know is that I also LOVE Christmas. Yes, I?m the one playing Christmas music right after Halloween (although, you should check out Midnight Syndicate?s CD ?Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering? for a nice mix of both). Sadly...

    Read: Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong. I had never heard of mummers before but now I am terrified of them. Loved this story. Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith. The ending saved this story, even though I saw it coming. It's a perfect example of a horrible-seeming coupl...

    A host of authors contribute to a book full of Christmas-themed horror (some tales submerge themselves within the holiday more than others). As one would expect, there's a spectrum of styles presented, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to full-stop thrillers, and all have no qualms about th...

    Review Copy 4.5 stars HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAMS was not your run of the mill Xmas anthology. Rather than a mixed bag of short stories by authors most of us love, what this anthology brought was an incredible treasure trove of enjoyment that I'll be reading again and again....

    Christopher Golden did an excellent job editing this collection of Christmas horror short stories. This is exactly what I was craving and it filled me with festive holiday cheer. There was only one story that I felt was mediocre, and it was still readable to the end. The rest were a...

    HARK! THE HAROLD ANGELS SCREAM is an anthology of eighteen Christmas horror stories from various authors. If you?ve never considered Christmas to be the perfect time to indulge in stories that will creep you out and leave you wondering, this is the perfect book to change your mind! W...

    As with all anthologies there is a mix of meh to loved . My favorite was The Hangman's Bride followed by Good Deeds and Christmas In Barcelona . Overall a good easy read . ...

    GAH! These stories were SO amazing! This is a book that has a stunning cover and even more wonderful pages within. I was so impressed at the ability of these stories to shock and surprise me. I got a taste for some new authors that I have seen before but never read - and thanks to the ...