Erik’s Advent Calendar-13 Days til Christmas!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s coming fast! A favorite of mine as a kid was the Advent Calendar. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Advent Calendars counted down the days until Christmas with fun little calendars. Usually hidden behind the numbers of the calendar were little toys or candy. Little gifts to have fun with before Christmas Day. With that in mind I present to you my calendar full of Christmas Joy. Every day we will knock another down the peg and share a bit of Christmas joy either in the form of a film, a theme park celebration or a special event or show. We will showcase something new and fun every day until Christmas! So get ready to unwrap and share some holiday cheer!

13 Days til Christmas-A Twisted Christmas

I met Dee Snider at Halloween Horror Nights 17. He was fairly quiet, extremely intelligent and well spoken. He was also a fan of horror. He looked the heavy metal part, and I being the reverent child of the 80’s I am, bowed before this deity of metal . When he told me that his band Twisted Sister had released a Christmas album, and it would be a big push for 2007 I said “Good luck with that”. Yeah, little ole me brushing off a rock star. When I finally picked up a copy of the CD, I was surprised to hear not only something that stuck true to the roots and spirit of Twisted Sister, but also something that was a pretty entertaining Christmas album.
It’s just the type of thing you wouldn’t expect, but at the same time being a fan of Twisted Sister and Dee Snyder, you learn to expect the unexpected. He single handedly took on Tipper Gore and the call that music was “dirty” and “corrupting America’s Youth”. He’s acted, hosted a talk radio show, and has even played with reality TV. He’s also a Republican….go figure.

No Christmas like a Twisted Christmas.