If you think holidays are weird these days, then you clearly haven't seen these 19th-century Victorian era Christmas cards that were just as creepy as those times themselves.

Bored Panda has gone through an expansive TuckDB Ephemera's vintage postcard collection to gather some of the most bizarre greeting cards ever made. From frogs stabbing each other to Krampus (a half-goat, half-daemon) entertaining the ladies... Yeah, these seem random as hell these days, but when you think of it, they actually work as a time machine and reveal the relevant topics of those days.

Which one would like to find in your mailbox? Vote below! (h/t)

#1 Greetings From Krampus

Greetings From Krampus

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iblowsheep 2 years ago

Sad thing is my 5 year old son would scream his damn head off if we asked him to sit on Santa's lap but would run with his arms extended toward Krampus.

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#2 May All Jollity ‘lighten’ Your Christmas Hours

May All Jollity ‘lighten’ Your Christmas Hours

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Flora Polvado 2 years ago

The sparrow uprising

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#3 A Merry Christmas To You

A Merry Christmas To You

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Hans 2 years ago

Obviously, people a long time ago could also be fed up with christmas greetings...

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#4 May Yours Be A Joyful Christmas

May Yours Be A Joyful Christmas

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Julianna McGinnity 2 years ago

When I think of Christmas, I definitely think of dead birds.

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#5 Wishing You A Merry Christmas

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

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SweeptheLeg 2 years ago

Back in the days when people and animals alike dressed and behaved much more formally than today.

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#6 May Christmas Be Merry

May Christmas Be Merry

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

I don't mind this - at least they look friendly. No sense of impending doom like some of the other cards...

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#7 A Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas

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Helen Frances 2 years ago

Chewbacca?

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#8 A Happy Christmas

A Happy Christmas

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SweeptheLeg 2 years ago

Children heads in flowers is the stuff nightmares are made out of.

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#9 A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

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Cody Eriksen 2 years ago

DRUNK BIRDS!!! Got it!

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#10 Wishing You A Happy Christmas

Wishing You A Happy Christmas

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Because nothing says Christmas more than a voodoo doll and cannibals

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#11 Here's A Crow For Christmas

Here's A Crow For Christmas

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

The first of the 'free range' chickens

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#12 Wishing You A Jolly Christmas

Wishing You A Jolly Christmas

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Bobby jones 2 years ago

Lucky that's a water jug and not the chamber pot.

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#13 A Happy Christmas

A Happy Christmas

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Monika Przymuszala 2 years ago

It's only happy if you're the bear!

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#14 A Hearty Christmas Greeting: Four Jovial Froggies A Skating Would Go; They Asked Their Mamma, But She’d Sternly Said, ‘no!’ And They All Came To Grief In A Beautiful Row. There’s A Sweet Christmas Moral For One Not Too Slow. Just So!

A Hearty Christmas Greeting: Four Jovial Froggies A Skating Would Go; They Asked Their Mamma, But She’d Sternly Said, ‘no!’ And They All Came To Grief In A Beautiful Row. There’s A Sweet Christmas Moral For One Not Too Slow. Just So!

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Poor frogs all 'croaked'

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#15 A Merry Christmas To You

A Merry Christmas To You

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Ava Masumi 2 years ago

the product of somebody's feverish nightmare

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#16 A Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas

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Ava Masumi 2 years ago

this one would be perfect for Halloween

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#17 A Happy Christmas To You

A Happy Christmas To You

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Bobby jones 2 years ago

message from Hogwarts!

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#18 So Please Excuse This Impecunious Card, As All I’m Good For Is A Used Up

So Please Excuse This Impecunious Card, As All I’m Good For Is A Used Up

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

Ohhkaaaay, so someone's been on the illicit substances again...

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#19 Absent Friends [natives], May We Soon See Them Again! A Merry Christmas To You

Absent Friends [natives], May We Soon See Them Again! A Merry Christmas To You

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I know mussels have feet, but this is too much! ha haha

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#20 A Happy Christmas

A Happy Christmas

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Are they undressing?? lol

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#21 A Happy Christmas To You

A Happy Christmas To You

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Lindsay Ropiak 2 years ago

A believable reaction to Frosty coming to life.

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#22 May You Spend A Happy Chritmas

May You Spend A Happy Chritmas

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Daria B 2 years ago

Jellyfish in the sky. Reminds me of those modern day pictures depicting a young person, or a city with flying fish in the air.

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#23 A Merry Xmas

A Merry Xmas

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Master Markus 2 years ago

I like the big long kangaroo slippers.

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#24 Wishing You A Purr-Fectly Happy Christmas

Wishing You A Purr-Fectly Happy Christmas

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Hans 2 years ago

wow..."purrfect" is quite old.

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#25 With Love And Good Wishes For A Happy Christmas

With Love And Good Wishes For A Happy Christmas

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Hans 2 years ago

Toy Story: the early days.

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#26 Wishing You A Merry Christmas

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

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Ava Masumi 2 years ago

This one is actually nice. Just like some of Aesop fables' illustrations.

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#27 The Best Wishes Of The Season To You

The Best Wishes Of The Season To You

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I thought it was the 6th day of Christmas and the '6 geese a laying' were going to be laying on the dinner table.

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#28 Every Good Wish For Your Christmas

Every Good Wish For Your Christmas

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Shreya Sarkar 2 years ago

What's with festivities and frogs?

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#29 A Victorian Snowman

A Victorian Snowman

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jacluckycat 2 years ago

That is one evil looking snow person

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#30 A Right Merry Christmas To You

A Right Merry Christmas To You

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May Alta 2 years ago

I have coulrofobia. Help!

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#31 A Jolly Christmas. May Christmas Pass As Merrily With Us As With This Enterprising Little Puss Who Quite Enjoys The Flirting And The Fuss

A Jolly Christmas. May Christmas Pass As Merrily With Us As With This Enterprising Little Puss Who Quite Enjoys The Flirting And The Fuss

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Lucina Sandoval-Gordon 2 years ago

We need more cats in xmas cards.

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#32 A Jolly Christmas

A Jolly Christmas

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Jordan Gallader 2 years ago

Christiane Raymond

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#33 Wishing You A Happy Christmas

Wishing You A Happy Christmas

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Monkey D. Luffy 2 years ago

Poor kid. He missed Halloween.

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#34 May Xmas Be As Bright As Purest Gold

May Xmas Be As Bright As Purest Gold

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Hans 2 years ago

Exactly as I imagine Australia.

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#35 Hurrah! For The Jolly Christmas Tree

Hurrah! For The Jolly Christmas Tree

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James Floyd 2 years ago

Can't unsee that now.

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#36 A Christmas Greeting

A Christmas Greeting

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Hans 2 years ago

Hm...children pie.

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#37 The Night Is Dark And My Messenger Moth Has The Weight Of My Love To Bear, To Fly To The Light Of Thy Laughing Eyes, And Lay Down His Burden There. The Sun Shall Arise To Gild The Snow, That Hushes Each Human Tread, My Love Shall Wait Thy Door, Sweetheart, Where My Messenger Moth Lies Dead

The Night Is Dark And My Messenger Moth Has The Weight Of My Love To Bear, To Fly To The Light Of Thy Laughing Eyes, And Lay Down His Burden There. The Sun Shall Arise To Gild The Snow, That Hushes Each Human Tread, My Love Shall Wait Thy Door, Sweetheart, Where My Messenger Moth Lies Dead

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

Nothing says 'true love' like a dead moth!

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#38 With Many Merry Christmas Greeting

With Many Merry Christmas Greeting

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

Really creepy - and quite Eastery, too!

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#39 Before I Go Out Of The Picture Pass... I'd Like You To Meet This Cute Little Lass!

Before I Go Out Of The Picture Pass... I'd Like You To Meet This Cute Little Lass!

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Catherine Prickett 2 years ago

I don't think this is Victorian.

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#40 A Merry Christmas To You

A Merry Christmas To You

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Joannakathryn 2 years ago

All these years....we only left him cookies and milk when what he really wanted was wine.

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#41 Best Wishes For Christmas

Best Wishes For Christmas

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Cait Stringer 2 years ago

Hark, The Christmas Invertebrates,

#42 Merry Christmas Day! Happy, Bright And Gay! Fortune Guard You Aye, Like A Brave Dog Tray

Merry Christmas Day! Happy, Bright And Gay! Fortune Guard You Aye, Like A Brave Dog Tray

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Irene McIver 2 years ago

Getting a bit stuck for rhymes?

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#43 A Happy Christmas To You

A Happy Christmas To You

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LilicatUK 2 years ago

From the Christmas goat!

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#44 The Merry Dance When Dinner Is Done

The Merry Dance When Dinner Is Done

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Suzanne Clark 2 years ago

I can actually relate to that!

#45 Hold To The Light And Then You'll Find The Stocking Filled With Toys Of Every Kind

Hold To The Light And Then You'll Find The Stocking Filled With Toys Of Every Kind

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Claire Kidd 2 years ago

Anyone else notice she's holding a whip?

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#46 Who's Afraid?

Who's Afraid?

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#47 I Have Come To Greet You. Inside: Loving Christmas Greetings, May Smiling Faces Ring Around Your Glowing Hearth This Christmas Day, May Fun And Merriment Abound, And All Your World Be Glad And Gay

I Have Come To Greet You. Inside: Loving Christmas Greetings, May Smiling Faces Ring Around Your Glowing Hearth This Christmas Day, May Fun And Merriment Abound, And All Your World Be Glad And Gay

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Lucina Sandoval-Gordon 2 years ago

Goats are scary.

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#48 A Joyful Christmas To You

A Joyful Christmas To You

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Bobby jones 2 years ago

Gambling dog.

#49 A Happy Christmas

A Happy Christmas

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AnnieLaurie Burke 2 years ago

Actually, one of the few pretty ones.

#50 Good Luck!good Luck! I Say Be Yours This New Year's Day!

Good Luck!good Luck! I Say Be Yours This New Year's Day!

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Lucina Sandoval-Gordon 2 years ago

This one is cool

#51 All Christmas Joy Be Yours

All Christmas Joy Be Yours

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

This is wrong in so many ways

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#52 A Jolly Christmas

A Jolly Christmas

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Michael Kane 2 years ago

No dont go fishing over there... Merry Christmas.....

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#53 Bright Be Thy Christmas

Bright Be Thy Christmas

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#54 May All The Pleasures Of The Season Attend You

May All The Pleasures Of The Season Attend You

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#55 Christmas Orders

Christmas Orders

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Michael Kane 2 years ago

Asian Santa?

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#56 May Every Happiness Be Thine, This Happy Christmas Day

May Every Happiness Be Thine, This Happy Christmas Day

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Claire Kidd 2 years ago

This one I like :)

#57 While Christmas Is Here Be All Of Good Cheer

While Christmas Is Here Be All Of Good Cheer

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Claire Kidd 2 years ago

It'd be a lot easier if that lazy boy got off and helped!