Thursday, December 06, 2018

Weird Christmas | Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories

One of my favorite Tumblrs is Weird Christmas. It covers more holidays than just Christmas, but it gets especially busy this time of year documenting strange, vintage holiday cards, photos, ads, etc.

Proprietor Craig Kringle also has a podcast and for his episode about Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories he rang the Krampus bells to see who would be interested in helping read an actual Christmas ghost story. I volunteered and Craig kindly let me join in.

The story he picked is Algernon Blackwood’s “The Kit Bag.” It's a fun, creepy one and I got to read the ending. Craig also talks to Dr Tara Moore about the whole Victorian Christmas ghost story phenomenon, so it's just an all-around cool episode. Check it out.

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