109 Scary Ghost Stories

Is that song onto something? Turns out ghost stories at Christmas is a thing, or was a thing (mostly).  Keep up on Twitter (@XmasStocking), on Facebook, and Google+. Call (323) 487-12-25 and wish someone you love Merry Christmas. Or email your wishes to TopElf at MyChristmasStocking dot NET. All the episodes are at  MyChristmasStocking.net.

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Featured music:

“Reindeer” by Hill & Hale and Their Merry Friends from “Christmastime”
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“What Child is This” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Jingle Bells” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

More information:

The Guardian explores the Victorian tradition.

A Gothic Curiosity Cabinet looks at the history of telling ghost stories at Christmas.

The Deseret News has more on holiday time ghost stories.

The Conversation examines why we don’t tell ghost stories at Christmas in America.

The Paris Review has five ghost stories perfect for Christmastime.

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22 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

From Christmas ’07: The most famous ghost story is also one of the most famous Christmas stories, and we look at the story behind the story. Tell us your Christmas story at MyChristmasStocking.net, email me at TopElf at MyChristmasStocking.NET.

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Background music:

“The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy” by Frank McConnell (from “Christmas Guitar – Warm And Intimate Christmas Favorites”)
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“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Herbie Flowers, Mike Hatchard (from “Christmas Jazz – Colourful Interpretations Of Christmas Favorites”)
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“Christmas Song” by Greener (from “Christmas Song”)
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More information:

Here’s a closer look at the story of A Christmas Carol.

Pastor Mark D. Roberts loves the story and goes in-depth with Dickens’s influence.

Here’s a nice overview of Charles Dickens’s influence on Christmas.

Wikipedia.com‘s biography of Mr. Dickens.

If you’re ever in London, you might want to visit the Charles Dickens Museum.