Why do we tell ghost stories at Christmas? artwork
Fabulous Folklore with Icy

Why do we tell ghost stories at Christmas?

  • 41:59
  • December 21st 2020

Perhaps more than Halloween, Midwinter is often a time traditionally associated with ghost stories. But why do we tell ghost stories at this time of year? Why do ghosts continue to preoccupy us? And are there ways to keep troublesome ghosts at bay at Midwinter? 

This talk in conjunction with the Creswell Crags Folklore Festival will explore these ideas as we seek to get closer to the spirits...

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Fabulous Folklore with Icy

Fabulous Folklore will give you your weekly fix of fabulous folklore in fifteen minutes (or less)!

Hosted by fantasy and Gothic horror writer, Icy Sedgwick, the podcast explores folklore, legends, superstitions, mythology, and all things weird, occult and unusual.