Tag Archives: Christmas

2016 Weird NJ Holiday Catalog

This holiday season give that hard-to-shop-for person on your shopping list the gift of weirdness with a 2017 Subscription, one of our Wicked New Hoodies, a Special Issue, Skull Cap, T-Shirt or any of our other great stocking stuffers. All available through our Web Site or Amazon Store. Continue reading

Hagertys’ Christmas Village, Pitman

Hello Weird NJ! Within the Grove (Pitman), you can see the Hagerty Christmas lights spreading across a whole neighborhood block. Home of an old Methodist summer camp, the mostly working class residents wait every Black Friday to see something homemade, … Continue reading

A Nightmare Before Christmas in Trenton

Three days before Christmas, Jean strangled her 78-year-old mother to death in their home. Standing over Julia Zelinsky’s body, Jean took a kitchen knife and decapitated her. Tossing the head into a plastic shopping bag, Jean got into her car and headed straight for Trenton – but not before stopping to wave to a neighbor. Continue reading

A Scary Santa in God’s Country

Recently, while traveling along the White Horse Pike in Atco, I passed this odd looking outdoor market that looked like a haphazard arrangement of trailers, religious statuary and crosses, American flags, and signs proclaiming “GOD IS HERE.” As I slowly drove past, my attention was drawn to a weird display located right at edge of the road. I had to stop at a line of traffic at a red light right beneath the figure, so I had a chance to quickly jump out of my car and take a couple of photos of it on my cell phone. It was a skinny corpse-like female mannequin in faded and threadbare Santa suit, filthy red fuzzy cap and a raged white beard. Continue reading

Martel’s Christmas Wonderland

The season is upon us once again when the New Jersey residence that puts Clark Griswold to shame year after year is fully illuminated – The “Hamilton Christmas House” as it is known to the casual passerby, Bob Martel’s House as his friends and neighbors call it, or as it is officially known, Martel’s Christmas Wonderland, is plugged in, powered up, and open each night until about 10 PM. Continue reading