Acclaimed horror writer Stephen King expressed his distaste for the overbearing Christmas season. Nowadays, once Halloween is over, Christmas begins and completely takes over the rest of the year. He tweeted: “The damn political ads stopped just in time for the damn Christmas ads to start.”
King – best known for writing horror novels such as the brilliant, THIS, and Care — also tweeted“Next time I hear ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’, I’ll blast my radio.
The master of horror is no stranger to airing his grievances online. In fact, he once tweeted his disdain for “Holly Jolly Christmas.”
He was also a vocal critic of former President Trump – with tweets like “Having Trump as president is like banging on the drunkest guy at the party to be the designated driver”.
Although it’s hard to believe, he even lost his love for Halloween. In a 2005 interview with Conan O’Brien, King explained how he “hates” Halloween. He said:
“I hate Halloween. If I could go to the gulag on Halloween, I probably would. We used to stay home, and thousands of people would converge on the house and we would hand out candy and stuff. We got to the point where we were actually thinking about bringing in fog machines and setting up fake tombstones and stuff. And I’m kind of like, wait a second. I’m turning into Halloween Santa.”
When it comes to his disdain for Christmas music, King isn’t alone. A Consumer Report 2011 survey found that 23% of people dread holiday music.
Unfortunately for King, as Thanksgiving approaches, Christmas music will become increasingly inescapable.