A Christmas Carol is a yuletide ghost story written and published by Charles Dickens in 1843.
It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a selfish, old miser who finds redemption after being visited by ghosts in the nights leading up to Christmas.
A Christmas Carol is one of the most well-loved books of all time and has been adapted into theatre, film and television.
Guest writer HEATHER ANDOLINA looks at Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and the upcoming film, The Man Who Invented Christmas
PHILIP DAVIES reveals a chilling real-life ghost story linked to George C Scott, A Christmas Carol and Shrewsbury
BARRY McCANN takes a look at the traditional English Christmas Ghost Story
There is an inordinate amount of spookiness at Christmastime - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is just the tip of the iceberg.