Welcome to the special Christmas Lore section of the Great Library of Dreams! Here you will find festive treats galore, inclusing seasonal folklore, a history of Sant Claus, and of course, lots of Christmas ghost stories!
THE CHRISTMASES OF GHOSTS PAST Mr Jim Moon returns to investigating the subject of Christmas spirits, rovering far and wide, through snowy cemeteries and Christmases Past, to trace the true history of the tradition of telling ghost stories upon a winter's night!
WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU In this episode, Mr Jim Moon provides a hopefully illuminating commentary on the classic BBC TV adaptation of MR James's famous ghost story Oh Whistle and I'll Come To You My Lad. Directed by Dr Jonathan Miller, this short film version first screened in 1968 as part of the BBC art show Omnibus and would go one to inspire the creation of the BBC's classic annual series A Ghost Story for Christmas.
THE STALLS OF BARCHESTER Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark, and originally shown on Christmas Eve 1971, The Stalls of Barchester was the very first of the BBC's much loved A Ghost Story for Christmas series. Mr Jim hands round the mulled wine and mince pies, and fires up the old DVD player to give a commentary on this televisual incarnation of the famous ghost story by MR James.
A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS We take a look back at the 1972 screen version of the classic tale directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark for the BBC A Ghost Story for Christmas series, starring Peter Vaughan and Clive Swift.
THE BOX OF DELIGHTS Part I In the first of two special episodes, Mr Jim Moon revisits a Christmas classic - the much loved BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights by John Masefield. This episode covers Parts 1, 2 and 3.