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.

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: 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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Dave Prowse in full makeup for Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974

Dave Prowse, Hammer Horror Strongman, dies aged 85

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Dave Prowse, the only actor to have played two Frankenstein Monsters in Hammer films, has died aged 85. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES pays tribute to the man who played Darth Vader...