Well it is not really all about Christmas.
First though is the need to just post this picture that Ang over at Dorthea's Closet found.
Really, do I need to say anything?
Then there is this gloriously creepy, but beautiful rosary from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. via ArtFire.
Each bead of the rosary represents the bust of a well-fed burgher or maiden on one side, and a skeleton on the other. The terminals, even more graphically, show the head of a deceased man, with half the image eaten away from decay.
I think there should be a swell in reproductions of items like this.