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Favourite Christmas Ghost Stories


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I was just curious as to what everyone's favourite Christmas Ghost stories might be? That's not necessarily ghost-stories based at Christmas time (such as A Christmas Carol), but might also include short stories told around this time for those who might not normally enjoy such a genre, a la M R James-style tale telling.

Do you have any favourites? Myself, I definitely lean toward A Woman In Black by Susan Hill, perfect for reading out to a crowd in front of a blazing fire, whilst eating mince pies and sipping on sherry...

So, let me know - what are your favourites?
Another James this time Henry James has a ghost story called Owen Wingrave, a late Victorian supernatural take on conscientious objection versus military tradition. I found it spooky and I did read it one Christmas.