Christmas is a Christian festival, celebrated in December, that incorporates many traditions associated with the pagan Yule tide. It is a time many enjoy reading ghost stories, like A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Cold Christmas' derelict old church in rural Hertfordshire is surrounded by dark tales of ghosts and nasty goings on, says ANDY CHAPLIN
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, which first aired on the BBC in 1988, is an inventive reimagining of the Dickens classic, says CHRISTINE MILLER
A Christmas Carol 1971 is fine animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' immortal tale, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES
A Christmas Carol 1938 is an uplifting if not very spooky version of the Dickens Yuletide classic, says guest writer HARRI TYSOE
Roos Hall in Suffolk is home of one of the UK's only festive ghosts, says KATE CHERRELL
CLAIRE BARRAND reveals the spooky backgrounds to many of the ancient Christmas folklore and traditions that we still enjoy!
The Mari Lwyd Christmas tradition in Wales sees locals carrying a decorated horse skulls, says CLAIRE BARRAND
CHRIS NEWTON says Inside No. 9's The Devil of Christmas adds a dark twist to your normal Christmas TV fare...
MARK FRYERS highlights a little-known Christmas ITV spooky classic Christmas Spirits 1981
CHRIS NEWTON recalls the horrific but hilarious The League of Gentlemen Christmas special 2000
Guest writer DR MARK FRYERS takes us to times of Christmas past with these little-known yuletide spookfests!
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 1984 and Shrewsbury
EDDIE BRAZIL tells spooky tale of a man who encounters ghostly woman at a Camberwell bus stop on Christmas Eve 1963
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths some facts on the production and locations of a much loved British TV institution.
STEPHEN JACOBS celebrate this week's 50th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff
ANDREW GARVEY pre-empts the Christmas season with a tale of a Yuletide Werewolf!
Wanna see a silent version of Christmas Carol made by the same people who made the first Frankenstein film?
There's lots of versions of A Christmas Carol, but have you seen the first sound version - Scrooge 1935?
Watch Scrooge 1951 full movie, starring Alastair Sim as the mean old Mr Scrooge.
STEWART KING asks why are ghost stories so popular at Christmas?
MJ WAYLAND recounts a spooky happening during a foxhunt Dartmoor on Christmas Eve many moons ago
There is an inordinate amount of spookiness at Christmastime. DAVID SAUNDERSON reviews Darren W. Ritson's Ghosts at Christmas.
Charles Dickens could never have imagined how many adaptations A Christmas Carol would have spawned!