“Tis the time of Christmas season , FA LA LA LA LA…. and stuff
Deck the page with lovely reruns FA LA LA LA LA…. that’s enough.”
Yes, this piece will be another one of those posts littered with links to some of my past articles and reviews concerning Christmas and Spooky Stuff. Forgive me, but keep in mind, so many established entertainment entities do this. Take SNL, they have their “Christmas Special” where they regurgitate clips from past episodes. So..that’s what this article is – it’s special! As Radiohead so eloquently phrases it, “so fucking special!!”
The truth of the matter is that I’ve been busy, and I’ve faced certain obstacles that have prevented me from writing. I went travelling for a few days, so there’s that. Then there is the holiday season, which always works against ones normal, everyday schedule. And then my computer went on the fritz. It took some time to get things up and working again. But I’m here now, and Christmas is several days away , so here comes a Christmas – themed post for ya- An index of articles and reviews that I have written pertaining to haunted houses and the holidays. Enjoy!
First on the list is this article – Christmas Ghosts and Haunted Houses. I trace the history of the Christmas ghost story. By the article’s end, I make the case for the Christmas haunted house, a unique set up where such a house can be distinguished from other haunted houses in literature.
Next, a review of A Strange Christmas Game by J H Riddell. This is a story about ghosts that recreate the events of a deadly game that occurred on a Christmas Eve in the past.
Next, there is story called Smee. This is a review of a a very popular Christmas ghost (and haunted house) story, at least according to the number of hits this post receives all year long. Written by A. M Burrage, it is a story of a game of hide and seek in a big old house. A ghost joins in the game.
Finally, A Christmas haunted house story written by yours truly (hint: that’s me!). A frightened old man helplessly tries to ward of all the ghosts that haunt his house on Christmas Eve. Please read my story – Spirits in the Night, Exchanging Chances