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Ghosts in UK at Christmas, but not in US

Because of cultural and religious differences, Halloween is the time for scary tales in America

SPOOKY STUFF: A scene from 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, a strong supporter of the Christmas ghost story.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

A FEW years ago, the Downton Abbey Christmas special featured a ouija board that communicated a message from a dead character. American reviewers were extremely puzzled by this incursion of the supernatural while British reviewers found it unexceptional. Indeed,