Tag: Christmas

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 Lane

Cold Christmas, Hertfordshire’s saddest haunted church

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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

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol 1988 TV REVIEW

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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 REVIEW

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A Christmas Carol 1971 is fine animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' immortal tale, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES
Jacob Marley's Ghost (Leo G. Carroll) appears to Ebenezer Scrooge (Reginald Owen) in A Christmas Carol 1938

A Christmas Carol 1938 REVIEW

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A Christmas Carol 1938 is an uplifting if not very spooky version of the Dickens Yuletide classic, says guest writer HARRI TYSOE
Roos Hall Suffolk

The Christmas Ghost of Roos Hall, Suffolk

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Roos Hall in Suffolk is home of one of the UK's only festive ghosts, says KATE CHERRELL

Spooky Christmas Folklore You Need to Know!

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CLAIRE BARRAND reveals the spooky backgrounds to many of the ancient Christmas folklore and traditions that we still enjoy!
Mari Lwyd Horse Skull

Mari Lwyd: How the Welsh celebrate Christmas with Horse Skull

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The Mari Lwyd Christmas tradition in Wales sees locals carrying a decorated horse skulls, says CLAIRE BARRAND
The Devil of Christmas Inside Number 9

Inside No. 9’s The Devil of Christmas TV REVIEW

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CHRIS NEWTON says Inside No. 9's The Devil of Christmas adds a dark twist to your normal Christmas TV fare...
Christmas Spirits 1981

Christmas Spirits 1981 TV REVIEW, rewarding yuletide fare from ITV

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MARK FRYERS highlights a little-known Christmas ITV spooky classic Christmas Spirits 1981
League of Gentlemen Christmas Special 2000

The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special 2000 – Yule Never Want to Leave!

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CHRIS NEWTON recalls the horrific but hilarious The League of Gentlemen Christmas special 2000
The Blue Boy Emma Thompson

5 alternatives to ‘Ghost Stories for Christmas’ you may not have seen

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Guest writer DR MARK FRYERS takes us to times of Christmas past with these little-known yuletide spookfests!
The Man Who Invented Christmas

What inspired Charles Dickens, the man who invented Christmas, to write A Christmas Carol?

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Guest writer HEATHER ANDOLINA looks at Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and the upcoming film, The Man Who Invented Christmas
George C Scott as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol 1984

A Christmas Carol 1984 TV Review: Being a Ghost Story of Shrewsbury

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PHILIP DAVIES reveals a chilling real-life ghost story linked to George C Scott, A Christmas Carol 1984 and Shrewsbury

Was Camberwell bus stop haunting a Christmas Angel?

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EDDIE BRAZIL tells spooky tale of a man who encounters ghostly woman at a Camberwell bus stop on Christmas Eve 1963

30 things you never knew about A Ghost Story for Christmas

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths some facts on the production and locations of a much loved British TV institution.
Boris Karloff Grinch

How Boris Karloff voiced Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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STEPHEN JACOBS celebrate this week's 50th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff
The Christmas ‘Were-Wolf’

The Christmas ‘Werewolf’

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ANDREW GARVEY pre-empts the Christmas season with a tale of a Yuletide Werewolf!
A Christmas Carol 1910

A Christmas Carol 1910 Full Movie VIDEO

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Wanna see a silent version of Christmas Carol made by the same people who made the first Frankenstein film?

Scrooge 1935 Full Movie VIDEO

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There's lots of versions of A Christmas Carol, but have you seen the first sound version - Scrooge 1935?

Scrooge 1951 Full Movie VIDEO

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Watch Scrooge 1951 full movie, starring Alastair Sim as the mean old Mr Scrooge.
Seymour Hicks as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol 1935

Why Ghost Stories At Christmas?

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STEWART KING asks why are ghost stories so popular at Christmas?

A Dartmoor Christmas Ghost

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MJ WAYLAND recounts a spooky happening during a foxhunt Dartmoor on Christmas Eve many moons ago
Ghosts at Christmas

Ghosts at Christmas BOOK REVIEW

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There is an inordinate amount of spookiness at Christmastime. DAVID SAUNDERSON reviews Darren W. Ritson's Ghosts at Christmas.
A Christmas Carol tv adaptations

6 Surprising Christmas Carol TV Specials

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Charles Dickens could never have imagined how many adaptations A Christmas Carol would have spawned!

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Wycoller Hall

Wycoller Hall’s Ghosts and Legends

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Guest writer PETER CRAWLEY says spirits still roam Wycoller Hall, one of Lancashire's many haunted mansions