Posted on December 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you asked someone which holiday they associate ghost stories with, they’ll probably first blurt “Halloween.”

They’re not wrong – but “Christmas” would be another great response.

This tradition, says Smithsonian magazine, predates Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, though that story does mark an era in which far more Yuletide tales grew spooky.

Read more about the tradition of Christmas ghost stories on Smithsonian’s website.

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