Christmas ghost stories

My laptop is still ‘down,’ and anyway I’ve been too busy to photograph anything I’ve painted lately, so I have not posted any photos of minis in a long time.  I’ve also been having some fun with Sculpey lately and will photograph and post some stuff eventually, I hope.

But in the meantime I do have another nice find from the intertoobs here: a very good essay on the tradition of Christmas ghost stories. I knew Dickens wasn’t the only one being to referred in the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,”  but I never knew much about the tradition of telling ghost stories this time of year.  Enjoy.

<update, Dec. 20>
It occurs to me that the growth of the Halloween holiday in the U.S. probably stole the thunder of “winter’s tales.”  In the U.S. at least ghost stories are mostly for Halloween.  That and for telling around the campfire any time of year, mostly in the summer or fall.

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  1. Oh wow, that’s neat. I had no idea! I thought they came up with it just for the rhyme in the song, hahaha.

    Making a role playing adventure based on winter or christmas ghost stories might be a fine addition to the tradition.

    • Sure! And maybe add some horror RPGing to the yuletide festivities, if RPGing is a form of storytelling…


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