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Holiday Transitions

It always feels strange to make the switch from Halloween scares to the feel good holidays that come at the end of the year. If you struggle to transition from horror movies to holiday classics each year like I do, I have a recommendation.

Netflix’s series The Haunting of Hill House has gained a reputation for being terrifying, but after watching it myself, I don’t think that word alone does it justice. The show delivers scares, absolutely, but also so much more. Part horror, part mystery, and part family drama, it’s probably the only show I would recommend to both fans of American Horror Story and This is Us.

I don’t think I can say much more without spoiling anything, but I will say that the way the show plays on themes of fate, forgiveness, grief and family stay with me once I finished watching. The Haunting of Hill House managed to make me jump and look forward to holiday family gatherings.

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Give Back:

Food drives always pop up during the holidays, but Feeding America relies on donations to combat hunger year round.


Netflix’s series The Haunting of Hill House is based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name.


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  1. I concur with your recommendation of “The Haunting of Hill House”. I marathoned the series over three nights and can’t wait for season two (fingers crossed). I laughed at your comparison of American Horror Story and This is Us – that’s spot on, my friend!

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  2. We’ve put HHH on our watchlist, but haven’t plucked up the courage to dive into it yet. I’ve heard only good things, with people saying similar to you. I think we need to just go for it. Maybe in daylight to start with. 😉

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