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Old 09-05-2009, 02:41 PM
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So glad you posted your memories of Christmas in the 1940s. Especially about telling ghost stories, a Christmas tradition that has been all but forgotten. The song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" has the lines,

There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories
Of Christmases long, long ago


which today leave a lot of people scratching their head. Yes, ghost stories. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the most famous Christmas ghost story, but he wrote several others, as did the author M.R. James.

You may also enjoy the book It's a Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1940–1965.
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