Haunted Seasons

Television Ghost Stories for Christmas and Horror for Halloween

  • Derek Johnston

Part of the The Palgrave Gothic Series book series (PAGO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Derek Johnston
    Pages 1-18
  3. Derek Johnston
    Pages 19-57
  4. Derek Johnston
    Pages 58-93
  5. Derek Johnston
    Pages 94-117
  6. Derek Johnston
    Pages 118-148
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 180-192

About this book


This book explores the literary and cultural history behind certain Christmas and Halloween traditions, and examines the way that they have moved into broadcasting. It demonstrates how these horror traditions have become more domestic and personal, and how they provide a necessary seasonal pause for reflection on our fears.


Television radio horror ghost story Christmas Halloween history broadcasting cultural history television Tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Derek Johnston
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityBelfastUK

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