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.
The Ice House 1978 was a anaemic conclusion to the classic A Ghost Story for Christmas series, says RICHARD MARKWORTH
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES on ITV’s second eerie tale for Christmas 1974: Poor Girl
RICHARD MARKWORTH takes a look at A Warning To The Curious, the BBC's 1972 annual A Ghost Story for Christmas
The Stalls of Barchester first screened on the BBC on 24 December 1971 - 50 years ago tonight. RICHARD MARKWORTH takes a look back...
Ghosts Christmas Special 2021 is a spooky highlight of the festive season, says DAVID SAUNDERSON
A writer of creepy novels finds one of his tales coming to life, with him in the lead role. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES revisits an ITV ghost story for Christmas 1974, The Ferryman.
A Christmas Carol is a spooky festival perennial, but did you know these 10 intriguing facts about Dickens' tale of ghostly redemption, from CALLUM CAMPBELL?
The ghost of Charles Dickens returns to Birmingham Town Hall each year to give a spectral reading of his Christmas classic, says ANDREW HOMER
RICHARD MARKWORTH looks back on The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, first broadcast on the BBC for A Ghost Story for Christmas, on 23 December 1974 at 11.35pm.
An unsung response by ITV to the BBC’s Ghost Stories For Christmas? RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Granada’s creepy festive double-header from 1974: Haunted. Christmas 1974:...
A spectral Lady of the Lake appears each year on Christmas Eve at Curraghchase, County Limerick. ANN MASSEY tells us the eerie tale!
Guest writer PETER CRAWLEY reveals these real-life English hauntings eerily reminiscent of your classic Christmas ghost story...
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 gives us five great instances of the haunted seaside on British television.
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
DR MARK FRYERS takes us to times of Christmas past with these little-known yuletide spookfests!
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