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Did we use a cheesy Christmas movie as an excuse to talk about ghost stories and haunted houses during Christmas time? We sure did. Amanda and Julia both brought the research this episode, talking about the tradition of telling ghost stories around Christmas and how hauntings are way less romantic that Hallmark would make you believe.
This week, Amanda recommends The Repair Shop on Netflix.
Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about murder, complications with childbirth, death, undead/revenants, mental illness (“driven mad”), animal death, possession, and
If you’d like to read more of the articles we quoted, you can find them below:
- Why Do People Tell Ghost Stories on Christmas?
- Christmas ghost stories: A history of seasonal spine-chillers
- A Plea to Resurrect the Christmas Tradition of Telling Ghost Stories
- Ghosts of Christmas Past: Christmas Ghost Stories, Scandinavian Revenants, and the Medieval Dead in England
- Ghosts on the Nog
- Haunting experiences: ghosts in contemporary folklore
- Recap: The Spirit of Christmas (2015)
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