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I received this ebook from NetGalley and Leap Books in exchange for an honest review.

 Synopsis: It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or is it?

Christmas Eve is a night of Magic and mystery, but not always in ways we expect. Things lurk in the shadows and they’re not always in ways we expect. Things lurk in the shadows and they’re not the least bit jolly or merry. Let’s just say some presents are better left unopened. 

‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. Monsters. Demons. And more!

This Christmas be careful what you wish for…

Ah Christmas! Don’t you just love the lights, the magic, the good cheer… Well, there are those of us that also like a bit of mischief and mayhem, and for those tweens who like some horror to spice up their eggnog, The Fright Before Christmas will make the perfect gift.

It’s can be a little difficult reviewing and rating an anthology written by different authors, but this is well done from beginning to end. All the stories are short, but they pack a heck of a wallop nonetheless. After reading Night of the Snowmen, by Laura Pauling, I don’t think I’ll ever think of them as cheery Frostys again!

Don’t be fooled by the target audience. These tiny tales of terror are pure horror through and through, and most of them do not have happy endings. They’re creative and original and guaranteed to impart thrills and chills. Kids who love books like R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps and maybe some adults who are twisted like me, will absolutely gobble this up!