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Warning: Child abuse is in this story

Here's another Christmas-themed story from EC comics, from the Vault of Horror #35. The story opens with a little boy by a Christmas tree saying that this is the best Christmas he's ever had and that he can "see everything".

The mother has to start working again and in the process she comes down with a cold. The father continues to be an asshole, mocking the boy for being blind and generally being abusive towards the wife. At one point he tries to defend his mother and in the process he rips the bear's eyes out, saying that now the bear is blind too.

Date: 2012-12-22 11:07 pm (UTC)
sindra: (ecclesia)
From: [personal profile] sindra took me a few times reading that last panel of the story to get what he meant by "from way up here."

Sad, but happy at the same time. And the rat bastard step-father got what he deserved. Go teddy! At least the little boy is happy in the end.

Date: 2012-12-23 12:25 am (UTC)
mrosa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrosa
What a sad story! This is heavy stuff. The ending is almost a consolation.

Date: 2012-12-23 12:48 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yeah, that's some messed up Christmas cheer!

Date: 2012-12-23 12:49 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Had a run in with the Belle Dame I see.

Date: 2012-12-23 01:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skemono
Truly, getting murdered is the best Christmas present ever. I put it on my list every year.

Date: 2012-12-23 10:05 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Right up there with being abducted by Papa Lazarou.

Date: 2012-12-23 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
That Christmas special is one of the most unsettling things I've ever seen.

For ages after we saw it my boyfriend would say "hello Dave" every time I switched the lights out. This had the effect of making me immediately jump out of bed and switch the lights back on.

Date: 2012-12-23 02:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Well they wanted to deliberately subvert cliches of Christmas specials being nice (or at least having a happy ending) by making their's be the most disturbing episode of their already disturbing sitcom.

I know that I played the clip of the Abduction Scene to my girlfriend and she refuses to watch anything else from the League as a result.

Date: 2012-12-23 07:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrosa
That actor was amazing! Did you see Psychoville? He plays a very messed up librarian in season 2 who has visions of a monster tormenting him. When someone fails to return a book on time, mayhem ensues...

Date: 2012-12-24 09:43 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Aw man! The last bit made it sadder than scarier, especially when you think the Teddy Bear did it in revenge. Sad, but very cool.


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