Photographs of the Darker Side of Christmas

Photographs of the Darker Side of Christmas

Images of gingerbread nightmares, nutcracker rampages and fruitcake gluttony.
December 25, 2016, 5:57pm

This past year, we've taken the holidays as an opportunity to turn our most beloved cultural signifiers on their head using bright colors, a lot of goop and hot dogs. This Christmas, Gifriends and I collaborated on a series that looks at the horrifying side of the holiday that most of us hold dear to our hearts. Here we show the darker side of this festive day, including a deadbeat Santa stuffing his face with rancid Pannetone bread. Check out the rest of our Holiday Horrors photo series below.

Marisa Gertz is a member of the photo and Gif collective Gifriends. You can see more of her work here.