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Monday, 20 December 2010

Ghost Stories for Christmas...anyone?

Hey Bloggers...

How you all doing?

So close to Christmas...wasn't it Halloween only a few weeks ago?

Well here in Keynsham near Bath, we have snow.....It feels a bit dreamy really - I can't remember it being as snowy as this so near to Christmas...


Now Christmas in my opinion wouldn't be Christmas without some spooky stories now would it?
Thanks to youtube, you can watch lots of these bygone Christmas programmes from yesteryear..which I discovered yesterday..so while I'm painting away I can listen to these stories which I will share with you...so as best as I can I will link the stories, so they are just a click away!


Back in the 1970s - here in the UK on BBC 1..some classic ghost stories were shown, by a famous writer called M.R. James...and the one that you MUST watch is called

Whistle and I'll come to you...


Its a story about a man, who simply does not believe in the  supernatural...

and another by the same writer, but shown 10 years ago late at night on the BBC is called..

The Number 13




Read by Christopher Lee...Its a story about a man, staying at a hotel, where there is no Number 13 room...or is there?

Another story featuring a young Deborah Kerr as a Governess is

The Innocents





This isn't set at Christmas, but should be watched as the atmosphere is amazing....

Now for something a little bit more Christmassy

Scrooge



This is the version with Albert Finney and in my opinion the best one - this terrified me as a child!!

You can find lots of free things to watch on You Tube...go on have a look!

Hope all of your Christmas plans are going well!

Love Sam xx

8 comments:

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hi there,

Merry Christmas to you!

I do love a good ghostly story at Christmas time. I dont know they seem to fit together but they just seem to don't they.

Love A Christmas Carol. We always watch the version with Patrick Stewart in the lead role. Just love that one. We always record it which we did yesterday and wait until christmas eve. Although we have all just recently watched the new animated version which is just as good!

Hope you have a wonderful christmas time.

MBB x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Love the old christmas movies and I will look up your suggestions... its snowy here too and my 3 chickens are not very impressed...
tomorrow is the shortest day (winter Solstice) so we'll be getting longer days from now on... and its the first day of winter too.... I don't think anyone informed Jack Frost! lol ;D

have a wonderful spooky christmas and II hope santa brings you lots of lovely things and that the grinch doesn't steal your tree! ;D

x Alex

soggibottom said...

All plans down slightly further from you are well under way... Except for getting out of the South West. :-)
Seasons Greeting from Soggibottom :-) x x x enjoy your great choice of stories.

JoJo said...

Albert Finney's "Scrooge" is, in my opinion, THE BEST ONE EVER!!!! I absolutely love it, despite "thank you very much' getting stuck in my head for days on end!! I do love the carol that they start and end the movie with, "sing a song of gladness and cheer"...I've never been able to find the soundtrack on vinyl or CD.

I still weep at the end when he tells his lion door knocker that he's going to spend Christmas with his family.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I am not sure I dare look at scary stories, my Grandad used to tell us such scary ones I hate them now lol.

Lyn said...

Sam,
Little Sue arrived safe and sound, thank you she is so sweet!
love
Lyn
xxx

val said...

My, you are in festive mood!

You are in Keynsham? That's a place that figures in my family tree in the 1800s.

Purrfect Haven said...

whwwhhwwwhoooor ... ghost stories both scare and thrill me.. bring it on! Festive tidings. Helen, Darcy and Bingley

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