Christmas Ghost Stories

The tradition of gathering around a camp fire to tell scary stories is probably as old as mankind. During the long, cold winter nights the ancient people of Europe would gather together to drink and entertain each other with tales of the gods, the ancestors and the spirits. Less than two months after celebrating Samhain (Halloween) they celebrated the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, referred to as Yule in northern Europe. The festival celebrated the return of the sun and like Samhain, it was believed to be a time when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead was at its thinnest. Though the pagan festival was later replaced with Christmas, many of the traditions of Yule continued and were incorporated into Christmas celebrations, including the telling of ghost stories.
One of the earliest mentions of supernatural storytelling during the winter period is in Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta (1589)
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Halloween Monster Music Playlist

Below the Monster Music Halloween playlist grouped into your favorite monster, featuring werewolves, zombies, vampires and killers.

Werewolf Music Playlist Werewolf – The Frantics Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon Werewolf – Southern Culture on the Skids Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival Howlin' For My Darlin' - The Chesterfield Kings Howl – Florence and the Machine The Wolf is At Your Door - Howlin' Wolf Werewolf - Michael Hurley Blue Moon - Sam Cooke/The Marcels The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen I Was A Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps Wolfman - Randy Fuller Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran Bark At The Moon – Ozzy Osbourne Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys Mr Werewolf – The Kac-Ties She Wolf – Shakira The Howl – Johnny Eager Howlin’ at the Moon – Hank Williams Howlin’ Wolf – John Lee Hooker Moondance - Van Morrison Wolf Pack – Kid Thomas I’m the Wolfman – Round Robin
Werewolf Heart - Dead Man's Bones

Zombie Music Playlist My Body's A Zombie for You - Dead Man…

Halloween Songs and Music

Get in the mood for Halloween with these Halloween themed songs.

Halloween Theme – John Carpenter Trick or Treat - Paul Smith and His Orchestra Hallowe'en Dance - American Symphony Orchestra Tonight Is Halloween – The Drool Brothers Halloween – Betty Grable Trick or Treat – Otis Redding Every Day is Halloween – Ministry Happy and Strange Night of Samhain – Les Derniers Trouvères Halloween – Siouxsie & The Banshees Happy Halloween – John Zacherley 

The Halloween Song - Bing Crosby & Boris Karloff Night Before Halloween – Bill Buchanan Halloween – The Dream Syndicate This is HalloweenNightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, also recorded by Marilyn Manson. Keepin’ Halloween Alive – Alice Cooper Halloween Spooks- Lambert Hendricks and Ross Trick or Treat - Terry Randazzo Halloween – Kay Lande and Wade Denning Trick or Treat - Fastway