A Haunted Christmas: Ghost Stories from Around the World – World History

Ghost stories on Christmas? Yes, actually. Remember the ghosts in Dickens’ A Christmas Story? Turns out ghost stories were big on Christmas in British culture. So today, we are telling ghost stories from around the world: Sweden, Appalachia, and Japan!

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Co-hosts: Anna and Nick

Main Sources

Davis, H. J. (1975). “He Gave Her the Mitten.” The Silver Bullet and Other American Witch Stories. Jonathan David Publishers.

Hearn, L. (1894). Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Vol. 2. New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Co.

Stroebe, C. “Yuletide Spectres.” Retrieved December 13, 2016, from: http://fairytalez.com/yuletide-specters/

Miles, C. A. (1912). Christmas in Ritual and Tradition. T. Fisher Unwin. Retrieved December 13, 2016, from: http://sacred-texts.com/time/crt/index.htm

 

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