The Crowvus Christmas Spirit

Our first Ghost Stories anthology - from the competition in 2017.

The nights have drawn in and daylight is scarce. In homes around the country, people are closing the curtains and holing themselves in, shutting out the darkness and surrounding themselves with festive light. This is the time for sharing ghost stories, whether spine-chillingly terrifying or heart-warmingly beautiful.

       Be frightened, shed tears, raise smiles.

                 After all, 'tis the season.


It seems that no-one knows where the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas came from. It was certainly around during Victorian England when Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”. Dickens himself called his famous novella “A Ghost Story for Christmas”. The tradition probably goes back many years before this, when telling stories around a blazing hearth was the entertainment as the nights grew longer.