Season’s Grievings from your friends here at The Lost Highway. 2016 has been a difficult year. We lost Professor Snape, Admiral Ackbar, and even Alf. We watched as the United States of Earth was divided down the middle in a vicious election which still threatens to end in a nasty divorce. There were devastating natural disasters and Russians hacking. It’s been a real bummer.

And now to compound things it’s the holiday season, the worst wonderful time of the year. “While everybody else is opening up their presents, (others are) opening up their wrists” because “the suicide rate is always the highest around the holidays.” (Kate Beringer, Gremlins). In light of this year’s events, and the weight of the holiday season, what’s a mutant to do?

This Xmas we decided to put together a little gift to answer that question, a list of advice gleaned from the reel world of b-movies. We watched twelve Xmas themed movies and learned twelve valuable lessons to help navigate life.

The Lost Highway proudly presents: The Twelve Slays of Xmas.

The Ninth Slay of Xmas: Silent Night, Bloody Night

It’s common knowledge that a death, especially one that looks like an accident, that happens on Xmas Eve, always curses the house and the family living there. Furthermore, if the death is of the home owner, be sure to honor his dying wishes, lest you incur the wrath of (insert name of curse here).

What isn’t as well known, but should be, which is why we’re presenting it here, is: one should never house criminally insane people in your mansion. No matter how spacious the house, no matter how soothing the grounds, housing the insane is a recipe for disaster, even more so when you are concurrently housing all the town’s decadent rich scumbags.

We understand how hard it is to believe what we are reporting, but it is a fact. In summation: housing the criminally insane is a bad idea; housing the decadently rich is a bad idea; and housing both simultaneously is Lovecraftian level madness that will bring down the fiery wrath of Hell.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for The Tenth Slay of Xmas: Silent Night

Watch the trailer for “Silent Night, Bloody Night”