Wednesday, December 20, 2023

K.A.C. 2023 - T - 05 Days ...

1971 - It's time for our annual Christmas Ghost Stories, this year featuring five of the best from the master, M.R. James. Each one was adapted for television by the B.B.C. for their yearly Ghost Stories For Christmas specials, beginning with the '71 adaptation of The Stalls Of Barchester. Turn the lights off and get beneath a warm blanket, watch one each night and you'll end with the last one on Christmas Eve - exactly when these blood-curdlers were usually told! Justin von Bosau and I are both huge fans of James' tales, and these all do the original stories justice. Click on the link below to begin: 

For those of you made of stronger stuff, we've got more Holiday Horrors to behold, such as 'Christmas Butt Cheek Art' (at right) and 49 other times 'Trolls Had The Funniest Christmas Gift Ideas Ever':

     We've only four entries left, so before we go, a gentle reminder to keep an eye out for Santa's blue coat and staff, accompanied by his granddaughter as they go house to house. He knows if you've been bad or good AND he knows if you've met your factory quota or not ... if you're feeling a tad puzzled and/or nervous at this point, allow us to introduce you via two articles below to Santa's Soviet counterpart - Ded Moroz and Snegurochka!

     Back tomorrow for a look at 1972. Get back to work, elves!

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