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Voice Xmas Gifts 1: Cthulhu For Children


Christmas, with its charming folk tale of the Virgin Birth, offers an excellent opportunity to teach your children about religion. Little Moshe is playing with a top and listening to Adam Sandler, you can tell them, because of the magical tradition of Hanukkah; and little Webster is attending an Ethical Culture lecture on December 25th because his divorced parents celebrate the newer tradition of Atheism.

But how old is old enough for Cthulu? Amazon has for sale several gifts honoring the dark lord of H.P. Lovecraft stories, including plush dolls, a wreath, and the “Mini Secret Agent Cthulhu by Toy Vault.” Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, which package should make for memorable bedtime reading. “The liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.” Night night! For curious children, we also recommend this companion volume.

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