Want a creepy Christmas? Families used to read ghost stories before Christmas during the Victorian Era. The most famous is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” But there were several more.

Ranger Allison Powell from James A. Garfield National Historic Site talks about the tradition and then shares an example of the genre that was published in The Plain Dealer more than a century ago!

For more from our neighbors at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, enjoy their Civil War lecture series.