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Convicted Murderer Chris Watts Isn’t Having A Happy Holiday Season

Nikole Behrens

Chris Watts is currently serving out a life sentence for murdering his pregnant wife and two little girls back in 2018. Sources say he isn’t feeling very jolly this holiday season.

Chris Watts Used To Be A Huge Holiday Person

Many people enjoy the holiday season. Chris Watts used to be one of them. But everything changed once he started spending the years behind bars.

“He doesn’t like talking about his life before prison,” a source told PEOPLE, “but he has said that he used to be a huge fan of Christmas: decorating the house, spending time with family. And he knows 100% that it’ll never happen again, and that it’s his own fault. He’s in a hell of his own making.”

“The prison has a ‘Christmas dinner,’ but it’s basically bland turkey and potatoes,” the inside source went on to say. “It’s not exactly the feast you’d imagine for Christmas. In a sense, that’s more depressing, because it reminds the inmates that it’s Christmas and that they’re getting an inferior copy of the holiday.”

The source continued to add that Chris Watts has grown to hate the holiday season. Instead of partaking in the jail’s celebrations, he’s writing his penpals instead. Many women write to him and he enjoys corresponding with them.

However, you would be a little hard-pressed to find anyone that feels sorry for Chris Watts during the holidays.

The Netflix Documentary Made The Case Even More Famous

Many were already familiar with the Watts family murders after the story made headlines for weeks near the end of 2018. But Netflix released a chilling documentary in September that really brought the story to life and drove it all home. American Murder: The Family Next Door is now available for audiences to stream.

After authorities caught Chris Watts, he pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree murder, one count of unlawful termination of pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. He took a plea deal and narrowly avoided the death penalty for his horrific crimes.

Penpals Began Writing In

For now, his penpals are all Chris Watts has left. After the documentary came out, PEOPLE reported the fan letters started pouring in. And despite what you might think, many writers weren’t at all disgusted with his crimes. Many know what he did but feel compassion for the murderer.

“He got a lot of letters at first,” a source told PEOPLE. “Many of them are from women who thought he was handsome and felt compassion for him. He had nothing better to do, so he wrote them back. And he started having penpals. A couple of them stood out, and they’ve kept in contact.”

Do you feel sorry for Chris Watts this holiday season? Let us know in the comments.

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