>Apparently he was carrying out an old tradition, since lapsed, of telling
>ghost stories at the winter holiday time. He wrote several Christmas
>stories, and all involve the fantastic in some degree or other.
Has anyone responded to this comment--"since lapsed"? What about Connie
Willis and her collection of Christmas tales, _"Miracle" and Other
Christmas Stories_ (1999)? She's still writing the Christmas supernatural.
She's got a good introduction to the book about Christmas fiction and