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    My! Halloween isn't even over yet and we're already talking about Christmas?

    Anyway, no I haven't heard of telling ghost stories on Christmas. It would guess it was a pagan tradition, though.

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    I wondered what the "scary ghost stories" line was about in the song '"most wonderful time of the year". I always assumed it was a reference to Dickens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    I wondered what the "scary ghost stories" line was about in the song '"most wonderful time of the year". I always assumed it was a reference to Dickens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    My! Halloween isn't even over yet and we're already talking about Christmas?

    Anyway, no I haven't heard of telling ghost stories on Christmas. It would guess it was a pagan tradition, though.
    No, it aint pagan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    No, it aint pagan.
    Oh, how strange. I don't typically hear things relating to ghosts and Christianity.

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    Wiccans especially--Christmas is a more solemn time of year.

    Halloween is the one happily celebrated--with bridges between the living and dead created for a single night.

    In comparison, Christmas is the time of year that mother earth slumbers and sleeps, and the world rots away to cold and ash. I mean, if you think about it--it's cold, and dark, and you've got fires going, and it's a sleepier and grave time of year. More people tended to die during this time of year back then too.

    I think that the Christmas as we know it now and the pagan traditions of old are forever married to each other--as they had to to convince pagans to convert. Ghost stories for Christmas seems like a no-brainer for me in that context.

    As for my personal experience--I say the Halloween spirit never really leaves our family until just before Christmas day hits.
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    I love Autumn and Winter so much.

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    Apparently, I said this juxtaposition was cool last year. Aesthetically, IMO, the warm aesthetics of the holiday benefit from a bite like spookiness.

    I think the intent of the central Christmas lore (mythology and the classic literature about Christmas) was to be about spirits in the more religious way, but in more popular and comical parlance, "spirit" translates easily into "ghost". People made that short leap and enjoyed it.

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