Scary Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!

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Scary Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!

Holiday Ghost Stories

Ghosts and Christmas go together like figgy and pudding. Don’t believe me? A Christmas Carol, one of the most famous Christmas stories of all time, has four ghosts. There is also a BBC series called A Ghost Story for Christmas where for several years, the BBC aired a spooky story either just before or on Christmas.

Here are some spooky Christmas books for adults and two for the little ones. Enjoy!
 
Adults
University Ghost Story by Nick DiMartino
Dr. Glass is an English Professor, and she doesn’t believe in ghosts. Unfortunately, whatever it is that co-occupies her house disagrees. She also has two new guests who are boarding with her over the Christmas holidays. They begin to hear voices in the night, and footsteps when no one is there.

Ghosts of Christmas past, edited with an introduction by Tim Martin 
A present contains a monstrous secret. An uninvited guest haunts a Christmas party. A shadow slips across the floor by firelight.A festive entertainment ends in darkness and screams. Who knows what haunts the night at the dark point of the year? This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre. From Neil Gaiman and M. R. James to Muriel Spark and E. Nesbit, there are stories here to make the hardiest soul quail - so find a comfy chair, lock the door, ignore the cold breath on your neck and get ready to welcome in the real spirits of Christmas."--Back cover.

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe edited by Charlaine Harris
Christmas and werewolves. What else do you need to know? I’m in.

And one just in case you wanted some Christmas chills, without ghosts:

Cold Kill edited by Rennie Airth
"Actress Adelaide Banks is swapping her native New York for London to spend Christmas with her widowed Aunt Rose. Rose wrote in her note that she was off to Paris for a few days and would be back in time for Addy's arrival. But when Addy reaches Rose's Knightsbridge address, no one's home, and she has two unexpected callers . . .Where is Rose, and what has she got herself entangled in? Dragged into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse on the snowy streets of London, Addy finds herself navigating a dark underworld of ruthless assassins, rogue agents and international crime. Can she survive long enough to uncover the truth?"--Publisher description.

Kids
The 12 Screams of Christmas by R. L. Stein
Two girls need a place to practice for their school Christmas play. The drama teacher decides to take the cast to a deserted old house to rehearse.  Soon strange things begin to happen. The house just might be haunted.

Christmas Spirit: Two Stories by Robert Westall
The first story here is a ghost story.  In the first story, a boy sees a ghost who warns of a terrible disaster. The boy is alone in an elevator with the ghost, and things get wonderfully oppressive.