tales from the dark side of christmas the werewolf curse

What’s wrong with being born on Christmas Day? Find out today in another edition of TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF CHRISTMAS.

Werewolves are currently associated closer to Halloween than to Christmas, but throughout history, particularly in Europe, there were hundreds of local legends connecting werewolves with the holiday season. In Poland, people believed that children born on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day automatically became werewolves when they reached puberty. In Germany, you were likely to become a werewolf if you were born on any one of the 12 days of Christmas. And in Romania, it was children conceived on Christmas Eve that were cursed to spend their lives shapeshifting. 

Though the day of birth may change depending on the legend, what they all agree is that the curse is a punishment for daring to compete with Jesus Christ himself.

What do you think?