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When it comes to the holiday season, I think we can all agree on one thing: there are not nearly enough Christmas stories about giant monsters. Luckily for us, writer Samuel Haine (Slow City Blues) and artist John Schrad are working on a monstrous new spin on ‘A Night Before Christmas’. The duo are launching a Kickstarter for ‘A Kaiju Christmas’, a children’s book which promises monster snowmen, robo-Santas, and more kaiju holiday fun. The story follows a group of kids who fight to save Christmas after a giant snowman comes to Earth via an extra-dimensional portal.

Haine was inspired by his own love of Christmas classics like A Christmas Story, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “What can I watch for 24 hours at a time? What can I read once or twice every Christmas?” Schrad and Haine’s Kickstarter is trying to raise $5,000 for a 200-print run of the book. The campaign launches on September 6.

As someone who loves kid-friendly horror, A Kaiju Christmas could join fellow holiday favorites like Gremlins and The Nightmare Before Christmas. A spooky Christmas tale is welcome counter-programming to traditional Christmas content, with films like Anna and the Apocalypse quickly becoming cult favorites. And let’s be honest: Christmas is kind of creepy, right? A bearded man breaks into your home, eats your cookies, and leaves you presents? Somebody call Blumhouse.

(via THR, featured image: John Schrad)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.