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Coming to you from the Great Library of Dreams, Mr Jim Moon invites you to take a comfy armchair by the fireside to talk of all things weird and wonderful. Here we discuss strange cinema and spooky television, explore weird fiction and delve into the mysteries of folklore. Plus we also regularly gather by the fireside to hear readings of some classic tales of the strange and the macabre.

Dec 21, 2015

In the final chapter of this epic festive investigation, Mr Jim Moon explores the history of the British Father Christmas, goes on the trail of the German Weihnachtsmann, and perhaps finally gets to the bottom of where Santa Claus really comes from!


Dec 20, 2015

Of course, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without gathering by the fireside for a reading of a tale by the great MR James. And so here's a story considered by many to be one of his finest... 


Dec 19, 2015

In the next leg of our epic investigation of the history and mystery of Santa Claus, we examine the development of his image through 19th century America, of his appearances in Victorian England, and how he came to inhabit grottoes in our stores come December time! 


Dec 18, 2015

In our second night of ghostly tales for Christmas, we pay a return trip to HP Lovecraft's Kingsport to witness a very curious Yuletide tradition. We also discover another side to the Old Gentleman of Providence as we enjoy some recitations of the verses he wrote for Christmas!


Dec 17, 2015

In the second part of our very special Christmas series, we further investigate the origins of Santa Claus, exploring the life and legend of St. Nicholas, his role in the tradition of Christmas presents, the assorted magical gift bringers he transmuted into in Europe, bring light to the dark rumours of Krampus and...