Scary Ghost Stories at Christmas?

There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago.

I always thought the presence of the ghosts in Charles DIcken’s A Christmas Carol was odd. Who puts ghosts in a Christmas story? Apparently, that was all the rage in 19th century England – yet another remnant of ancient winter solstice traditions carried into the Christian era.

The Internet Monk is on the case in The Haunting of Christmas.