BOO – It’s Christmas

“There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago..”

So goes a lyric we all know from the Andy Williams song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”1. We’ve sung it in school, we’ve caroled it at home, we’ve heard it every damn Christmas our whole damn lives. It’s still a lovely classic, though.

But what’s the deal with the ghost story part? Scary ghost stories? Are you fucking kidding me? Have none of you ever stopped to wonder what that’s all about?

Perhaps it’s just that I grew up in some oddball part of the country where this Christmas tradition never took hold. But I doubt it.

Other than the ghosts in A Christmas Carol, did you ever sit around and tell ghost stories at this time of year? I didn’t think so.

  1. Written in 1963 by Eddie Pola and George Wyle, in case you were wondering. Which I’m sure you weren’t.
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