More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps is the sixth and final book in the Tales to Give You Goosebumps series. It was published in 1997, and originally came bundled with a Goosebumps-themed Christmas stocking.
Will Brad learn to care for his pet Gronk, before it takes care of him? Can Samantha sit through a boring Nutcracker ballet without cracking up... for real? Are Max's new monster skates putting him on thin ice? Has Sam been caught in the bone-chilling grip of an ice vampire? Find out in these ten creepy Goosebumps short stories guaranteed to fill you with holiday fear!
The following stories are all Christmas-themed:
- "Don't Sit on the Gronk" - A boy receives a Kooshball-shaped creature as a Christmas present.
- "Nutcracker Nightmare" - A young girl and her parents are invited by her teacher to see The Nutcracker when strange things happen.
- "The Ice Vampire" - Two kids meet an ice vampire that wants their warmth.
- "A Holly Jolly Holiday" - A girl gets annoyed with the video of a holiday special that causes her family to act strange.
- "Why I Hate Jack Frost" - A boy spending Christmas in Arizona has a recurring dream about Jack Frost.
- "Marshmallow Surprise" - After three kids accidentally break a bitter old woman's mailbox, she uncharacteristically invites them into her home for a cup of hot chocolate.
- "Monster on the Ice" - A boy receives "Monster Skates" that suddenly make him faster and more aggressive.
- "The Double-Dip Horror" - Twin sisters arrive at the Ice Cream Cone Ski Lodge where they have problems with one of the skiing students.
- "Santa's Helpers" - A boy and his sister are mistaken for Santa Claus' missing Christmas Elves due to the way they are dressed.
- "Attack of the Christmas Present" - Two brothers receive gifts from their uncle where one of them gains a "Robot Tag" that starts to pursue him.
The story "Why I Hate Jack Frost" was ghostwritten by Kathryn Lance, an author who ghostwrote two books in the Ghosts of Fear Street series — and claims to have written seven Give Yourself Goosebumps books. In a blog post, she detailed doing research on Jack Frost in order to get a feel for how to write the character.
It is currently unknown if any other stories in More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps were ghostwritten.
In France in 1998, three stories from various Tales to Give You Goosebumps books were released as separate books that also came with an audio cassette of the story. Two stories from this edition were adapted, "Don't Sit on the Gronk" and "Why I Hate Jack Frost".
- This book and The 12 Screams of Christmas are currently the only Christmas-themed Goosebumps books.
- This book contains multiple instances of characters sharing the same names. "Nutcracker Nightmare" and "The Ice Vampire" have characters named Sam, "A Holly Jolly Holiday" and "Santa's Helper's" have characters named Beth, "Marshmallow Surprise" and "The Double Dip Horror" have characters named Ricky, and "The Ice Vampire" and "Attack of the Christmas Present" have characters named Billy.
References in other Goosebumps media
- A Christmas themed update was added to Goosebumps HorrorTown, which was based on More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps. The update was entitled "Attack of the Christmas Presents", alluding to the short story from this book. Additionally, some of the quests within the event adapt some of the stories, including "A Holly Jolly Holiday", "Why I Hate Jack Frost", "Monster on the Ice", "Marshmallow Surprise", and "Santa's Helpers".
- Susie and The Gronk are featured in the "The 12 Screams of Christmas" event. Additionally, some of the items references the ballet "The Nutcracker", possibly a reference to Nutcracker Nightmare.