Things get a bit weird at this time of yr, what with the whole Disney Xmas thing, everyone seems to be quite happy to get involved, and I do enjoy it all, I’m not a Grinch!
One thing I do like about Xmas, is the spooky stories on tv, its tradition here to watch a ghost story on the telly at some point, I think it goes quite well with the darkness and to be sat by the fire, in the warm, thinking about some poor soul out there in the cold dark night experiencing some dreadful ordeal, it will usually take place in some traditional form, I suppose a prime example would be Dickens A Christmas Carol, you know the one with Ebenezer Scrooge? And Jacob Marley – I know it well, poor old Marley, he drags the chain of his former sinful life behind him in the afterlife – in one tv adaption his face was on the door knocker, it gave me a bit of a fright as a child!
Anyhow, thats one of my memories, and I think its true to say for Brits, before recent times, the annual spooky time of the yr was more likely Xmas than halloween, as well as A Christmas Carol being on, there would be a late night story, told from an old leather chair, which would venture out into the world of the psycho-phenomenal, perhaps a story about an evil presence, a visitation from the dark shadowed trees yonder, involving lascivious behaviour, honour, sex, madness, and death!
Well I for one look forward to that!
I have the film Crimson Peak on DVD, I hope to make time to sit down and watch that at some point over the holiday period.
During this week, I have been listening to some odd music I found online, you might want to check out Alta Fox – Verna Stigmata
Or, if you fancy something lighter, Julius Vincent – Gate 24
I hope we all have a Merry Christmas! And if its not Merry as such, you enjoy it however you choose XXX