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Holiday Horror Anthologies

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A Very Ghostly Christmas : An Anthology of Seasonal Ghost Stories by A.R. Ward
This volume features the winners, runners-up, and shortlisted stories from the Very Ghostly Christmas flash fiction campaign Ghost Orchid Press ran in December 2021. It's a festive treat full of chilling tales with a traditional Victorian fireside vibe, so make yourself a mug of cocoa, curl up in your favourite armchair, and prepare to be spooked!

Christmas and Other Horrors by Ellen Datlow
The winter solstice is celebrated as a time of joy around the world--yet the long nights also conjure a darker tradition of ghouls, hauntings, and visitations. This anthology of all-new stories invites you to huddle around the fire and revel in the unholy, the dangerous, the horrific aspects of a time when families and friends come together--for better and for worse.

Dark Tidings by Jess Charle
Figure out the Christmas serial killer's identity before it's too late and see behind the scenes of Santa's workshop, if you dare. Dark Tidings includes seven short stories meant to frighten and disturb this holiday season.

Sunless Solstice : Strange Christmas Tales for the Longest Nights by Lucy Evans & Tanya Kirk
Strange things happen on the dark wintry nights of December. Welcome to a new collection of haunting Christmas tales, ranging from traditional Victorian chillers to weird and uncanny episodes by twentieth-century horror masters including Daphne du Maurier and Robert Aickman.

The Haunting Season : Eight Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights by Bridget Collins
Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition of supernatural horror, the shadowy nights of winter have been a time for people to gather together by the flicker of candlelight and experience the intoxicating thrill of a spooky tale. Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors--all of them master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre--bring the tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding new collection of original spine-tingling tales.

The Shrieking Skull and Other Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories by Christopher Philippo
Thirteen rare tales by the most prolific Victorian Christmas ghost story author, collected and republished for the first time!

The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories. Volume 5 by Christopher Philippo
For this fifth Valancourt volume of Christmas ghost stories, editor Christopher Philippo has dug deeper than ever before, delving into the archives of Victorian-era newspapers and magazines from throughout the British Isles to find twenty-one rare texts for the Christmas season, most of them never before reprinted.

Twisted Tales of Holiday Horror by the Sisterhood of the Black Pen
For those who like a little scary in their merry, Twisted Tales of Holiday Horror is an anthology of short stories released by masters of horror, The Sisterhood of the Black Pen. Featuring 10 original works, this festive fright fest is filled with delightful twists on holiday favorites that are sure to make your hot chocolate turn cold.


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