A Christmas themed episode in which we will be talking about the age old tradition of telling Ghost Stories at Christmas time and the supernatural origins of Christmas. We will explore traditional folklore and discuss some of our favourite Christmas Ghost stories and films, as well as discuss true Christmas hauntings and have a look at what was in the headlines in Australian newspapers around Christmas time more than a hundred years ago. Your hosts Suzanne & Karina will look beyond the colourful tinsel and gifts and begin to unwrap ancient Yule and midwinter traditions that are enlivened with all kinds of ghostly and magical beings. We will take a look at how Christmas was almost cancelled but was saved by ghosts….

Please note that we may discuss deceased people & historical accounts of suicide, murder & sexual assault. So if this episode raises any issues for you please call Lifeline - 131114 or visit the Beyond Blue website in Australia or google your local crisis hotline in your country. 

We discuss snippets of history within this podcast and would additionally like to acknowledge indigenous & first nations people and their history including the traditional custodians of the land wherever the events that we discuss take place. We pay our respects to the people and their elders both past & present.

This Episode was written & produced by Suzanne Boleyn & Karina Eames.

Editing, music & sound design by Adrian Henderson.

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