Kringle Down

By Shane Lacy Hensley

(21 Reviews)



1990 – Red Onion Mountain, Southwest Virginia. A bright flash of light slashes through the night sky. Something crashes on the mountain near the infamous “pot mine,” where two tired ATF Agents and their cleaning ladies have just finished scrubbing up a gruesome crime scene. What they find on that snowy Christmas Eve is more murder, mayhem, and mystery than you can shake a bloody candy cane at.

Warning: Adult Content, Violence, and Language.

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  • Release Date: 12/18/2020
  • Genres: Horror

Reviews (21)

Hilarious for people with a dark sense of humor!

This is HILARIOUS for people with a dark sense of humor like my family. (Note, mature warning with adult language but my kids are in college). The audio effects *really* sell it. We listened while decorating the Christmas tree today. That may sound strange, but we usually sing along to We Wish You a Scary Solstice so this was riiiiiight up our alley!

Really great short story centered around the drug cartel and santa. All the music was beautifully placed, and the sound effects were super satisfying(especially the bone crunching, damn fine job with that stuff). Would 110% recommend for this holiday season!

Darkly Humorous Fun!

This is a really fun holiday story with some darker twists! Great narration, music, and sound FX. Would definitely recommend!


It’s hard to review this without spoiling some of the bizarre turns it takes. I can say it’s bloody, hilarious, and not for the timid. Totally worth a listen!

Solid Recommend!

Great production values and the sound effects don’t overwhelm the narration. The story was quite entertaining, and I hesitate to say more and risk revealing any surprises!

Cartel Christmas Carnage!

An excellent production of a Christmas story with a difference! The plot starts like a 90’s action movie, but takes a sudden and horrific turn, leading to a blood-soaked climax. The story is well narrated and the additional music and sound effects really help bring the action to life without becoming distracting or obtrusive. I haven’t listened to a story presented in this way before, but I loved the story and the format and I’ll be looking for more.

Narco Christmas Horror!

Great story! Loved the narration, music, and sound FX. I’ll definitely be checking out other offerings from Soundbooth Theater.

Wonderful production! Hilarious and clever. Well worth a listen this holiday season!

Loved it! The sound production was fantastic, the story was full of twists and turns!

Xmas mayhem!

Exactly the bloody Xmas mayhem the world needs right now.

Smoking Hot Thriller/Horror

I was quickly drawn in and couldn’t stop listening. The story is engrossing, scary, and downright entertaining. Great characters and plot. Great sound effects and music selection too. I give this Xmas horror two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Don't mess with Santa

Love where it went and a lot of dark fun. Narrator did a great job of making all the characters distinct and clear, and as dark as the story got, it’s also a lot of laughs (saying much more would be spoilers).

Dark Christmas Story

This tale was dark but entertaining, and although one has an idea where the story is headed, there are enough twists to make you smile. It is well voiced, with good sound effects. I don’t usually do audiobooks but this was a fun experience that has me looking forward to more.

Christmas-casualty Event

What happens when Christmas cheer collides with Narco brutality? A delightful way to spend the holiday season.

Some people get in the yuletide mood with scented candles, insipid musak, spiced beverages, and warm fuzzy everythings. Other people only feel the spirit when German terrorists fall off skyscrapers or Steve Buscemi goes through a woodchipper.

Both types can find something to love in this festively penned and velvety narrated adventure, especially if you want a little Umami to balance out all the overwhelmingly saccharine holiday offerings.

the elves! I needed this masterpiece.

A Quirky Christmas Story

If you want to listen to an atypical Christmas story, this one’s for you. The sound effects do a great job of supporting the narrative and making you feel immersed in the story.

A heartwarming holiday tale, with truly diabolical life lessons hidden between the lines. Loved this! The effects and narration set the mood to perfection complete with crunching snow, snapping branches, elven laughter and even reindeer. I will be sharing this with my family for years to come.

a Christmas mystery

An enjoyable read made even more accessible.

High Stakes Action on Christmas

A fantastic production with excellent effects and narration! In this dark tale, a showdown between narcos and the law turns sideways when something even more ruthless stalks them through the snow. This story is bloody, full of profanity, and absolutely riveting. Highly, highly recommend. Don’t wait until Christmas next year. It’s a gripping tale any time of year!

Great characters & dark humor

Well that was a wild ride!

Very cute.