Sunday, December 12, 2010

Review: The Zombie Night Before Christmas by Craig Dorfman

ISBN #: 978-158173822-3
Page Count: 30
Copyright: 2010

About the Author:
(Taken from inside back flap of dust jacket)

The legendary Craig Dorfman applies his boundless creative gifts to the familiar tale of one man's sleepless night and Santa's annual visit.  The result is a hilarious, almost mind-numbingly brilliant fusion of Christmas cheer and Dawn of the Dead.  If you're not careful, you might just die laughing - or your brain might explode with the sheer force of one writer's genius.

(Taken from back cover)

This classic children's poem gets a gothic makeover when some uninvited (and undead) guests show up hoping to find their stockings full of "Braaaiiin!"  It looks like we'll never see Christmas morning, but then a lean, mean Santa shows up to deliver the greatest gift of all: survival!

My Review:

I had to read this book due to the fact that I love Christmas, but it had that dark side to it that appealed to me so much! =)

I loved this version of the classic story.  I found it funny and a refreshing change.  Some of my favorite lines were:

They didn't take long finding our house in the night:
My dumb kid - as always - had left on his light.


We'd just reached the sidewalk when from the horde
Burst out Santa Claus with a samurai sword.

Those little ditties just made me smile.  I love them.  And the artwork in the book is done in dark colors, which works well for the story.  Also, this is one of those rare hard cover books where the hard cover looks exactly like the dust jacket ... which I've always thought was a nice feature.  Because, I mean, what if you lose the dust jacket?  You wouldn't want a plain book on your bookshelf.  Well, with this one, it wouldn't be.

I would recommend this book to those who like the traditional 'The Night Before Christmas' but enjoys a dark side, too.  Oh, and a warning before you read this to your children ... the word 'asses' is in this story.  =)

Happy Reading!


  1. My husband loves anything zombie so when I saw this book I just couldnt pass it up. We are including it in our Christmas Eve traditions.

  2. That's awesome! I always enjoy adding quirky and slightly different books to my collection. =)


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