That’s right, the song Andy Williams sings.
In the bridge, the lyric goes (in part):
And please keep in mind that A Christmas Carol is not particularly scary.
Is this something to do with the Krampus, that wasn’t part of my childhood, but could arguably have been a part of Andy’s?
You are not the first to wonder. “Scary ghost stories” for Christmas?
It is certainly a British tradition, Dickens wrote several Christmas ghost stories. The BBC also have got in on the act - A Ghost Story For Christmas.
It does also seem to be something of an American tradition too - Ghost Stories of Christmas and Haunted Christmas: Ghost Stories.
More on Ghost Stories.
It was when it was written.
Haven’t you ever seen The Star Wars Christmas Special? Now that is scary!