Have a Merry Spooky Christmas

Have a Merry Spooky Christmas

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 969 , Segment 2

Episode: Syria and Yemen, Scary Christmas, The Virome

  • Dec 20, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 13:10 mins

Guest: Leslee Thorne-Murphy, Associate Professor in the English Department, BYU Ghost stories have no place next to jolly Santa and the babe in the manger, do they? Well, not in America and not today. But ghosts were very much part of the holiday once upon a time in Victorian England. So when Charles Dickens had ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve, he didn’t invent the idea out of thin air, so to speak. He was giving families across Britain just what they wanted – a good spine tingle.

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