What says Christmas more than murder and blood? Yes, you read that correctly!
In our first episode of the December series, “Hooray for Holidays,” Candy and Ashley explore the custom of telling ghost stories at Christmastime– a practice that originated long, long ago, but was popularized again during the Victorian era, primarily thanks to Charles Dickens.
As Jerome K. Jerome wrote in 1891, “Whenever five or six English-speaking people meet round a fire on Christmas Eve, they start telling each other ghost stories…It is a genial, festive season, and we love to muse upon graves, and dead bodies, and murders, and blood.”
So grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle in while Candy and Ashley dig into the grave tradition of telling scary Christmas stories. And as an added bonus, you’ll get to hear Ashley read a short excerpt from a spooky Victorian tale!