NoSleep Podcast S8E11 – Christmas 2016 Special

18 Dec NoSleep Podcast S8E11 – Christmas 2016 Special

It’s episode 11 of Season 8 and time for our 2016 Christmas special featuring stories about frightening festive fears.

Trigger Warnings

Some of our listeners may find the content of certain stories disturbing because of trauma or bad experiences in their lives. This section allows you to get some information about stories that have content which may "trigger" emotionally disturbing memories.

In order to be as respectful as possible to the authors, these trigger warnings are not intended to be spoilers for the story. However, bear in mind that by viewing these trigger warnings you may see information that reveals aspects of the plot that may in fact "spoil" the impact of the story.

The Yule Tithe
Ceremonial child sacrifice

Christmas Land
Mythical child death

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It’s Cold on Christmas Eve written by Michael Whitehouse and performed by G.M. Danielson & Jesse Cornett. (Story starts around 00:04:20)

“It Had Antlers”‡ written by Manen Lyset and performed by Jeff Clement & Erika Sanderson & Nichole Goodnight. (Story starts around 00:14:50)

My Dad, Chuckles, and a Blue Striped Hat“‡ written by J.M. Kendrick and performed by Dan Zappulla & Elie Hirschman & Kyle Akers. (Story starts around 00:35:00)

“Countdown to Christmas”† written by David Ault and performed by David Ault & Erika Sanderson & Nikolle Doolin & Oliver Gyani. (Story starts around 00:52:10)

“The Yule Tithe”† written by C.M. Scandreth and performed by Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 01:15:00)

“Christmas Land”† written by Elias Witherow and performed by Peter Lewis. (Story starts around 01:40:15)

“Let Nothing You Dismay”† written by Colin Harker and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Jessica McEvoy & Peter Lewis & Atticus Jackson & Matthew Bradford. (Story starts around 02:08:00)


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Click here to learn more about Michael Whitehouse

Click here to learn more about Manen Lyset

Click here to learn more about David Ault

Click here to learn more about C.M. Scandreth

Click here to learn more about Elias Witherow

Click here to learn more about Colin Harker

Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Audio adaptations produced by: Phil Michalski† & Jeff Clement‡ & David Cummings

Christmas 2016 illustration courtesy of Sabu

Audio program ©2016 – Creative Reason Media Inc. – All Rights Reserved – No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of Creative Reason Media Inc. The copyrights for each story are held by the respective authors.

  • Justin Mullane
    Posted at 17:07h, 18 December Reply

    Amazing. This whole team has outdone yourselves again. Bloody Yuletide to all of you!!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:38h, 18 December Reply

    Merry Christmas Nosleeprs!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 04:06h, 19 December Reply

    As always the team at No Sleep does not disappoint. Thank you and haply holidays!

  • Bianca
    Posted at 05:48h, 19 December Reply

    Christmas Land was INSANE …

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 18:20h, 19 December Reply

      It was…..Uh. bananas. Yep. The whole time listening to it was spent with a face twisted in disgust and horror.

      Brilliant story. Bravo.

  • Em
    Posted at 06:47h, 19 December Reply

    Oh wow, you brought out the Authorial Big Guns for this episode! I really look forward to listening : D

  • Lyle Paulett
    Posted at 19:10h, 19 December Reply

    Merry Yule to all the Nosleep team, You do a amazing job and I wait each Sunday for the new stories. Thanks for the hard work you all do.

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  • Elizabeth Byrd
    Posted at 03:06h, 26 December Reply

    Is there a reason why you’re not posting one this Sunday? I mean, I understand that it’s Christmas… but I was really looking forward to the next episode (applause to the Christmas special, I loved it, absolutely loved it!) But I hope you guys post soon!!!! Merry Christmas to the staff and producers and everyone on the Nosleep podcast!!!

    • Brandon
      Posted at 22:05h, 26 December Reply

      Were taking a few weeks off to recuperate, I believe its mentioned in the intro. we’ll be back January 15th. Happy Holidays!

      • Anonymous
        Posted at 21:18h, 27 December Reply

        So, by a “few weeks”, you really meant “One day short of a month.” Gotcha.

        • Anonymous
          Posted at 02:02h, 28 December Reply

          Actually 3 days short of a month, but yeah, essentially

          • Brandon
            Posted at 02:14h, 28 December

            Thanks for clearing that up. I meant I have a few weeks off.

        • Anonymous
          Posted at 02:16h, 28 December Reply

          I honestly don’t see the problem with them taking time off. They’ll deliver the episodes they’ve promised, even if there are a few empty weeks. The NoSleep Podcast has been great at delivering what they promise, and they’ve got a lot on their plates right now.

  • Colton Hensley
    Posted at 14:58h, 28 December Reply

    “My Dad, Chuckles, and a Blue Striped Hat” is maybe one of the best stories I’ve heard from No Sleep to date! Keep in mind I’ve only recently gotten into you all and only listed to season 7 and 8 but it was so good! Dan Zappulla is the best and I’m always looking forward to hearing the ones he does. I read the title and assumed it would be some generic clown scare story but was I so very wrong! Thank you all for getting me into horror podcast and podcast in general! I’m now looking into a career in voicework from the great stuff I’ve heard from you all, a real inspiration! Thanks for everything!

  • Donna Dutkofski
    Posted at 03:32h, 29 December Reply

    I just discovered the No Sleep Podcast and am loving it after hearing a few episodes…gonna check out the season pass (not quite sure I understand how it works) but want to support the show! Great job everyone.

  • Em
    Posted at 07:49h, 29 December Reply

    I thought this episode was fantastic. ENjoy your well-deserved time off, and I look forward to having new episodes to listen to!

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