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The album ends with a few words from Charles Dickens extolling us to dwell not upon the past: “Never heed such dismal reminiscences,” he advises us in his playful Scots brogue. “There are few men who have lived long enough in the world, who cannot call up such thoughts any day in the year. Then do not select the merriest of the three hundred and sixty-five for your doleful recollections, but draw your chair nearer the blazing fire – fill the glass and send round the song.” It’s the perfect conclusion for a record that understands that doleful recollections are the very stuff of Christmas, and that we need our midwinter’s feast precisely because of our doleful recollections. Whatever your Christmas finds you doing, putting a brave face on your despair in the bosom of your family, or savouring your glass of reeking punch with no one but sad memories, or even bathing in a rare wonderful happiness, Ghost Stories for Christmas makes an excellent companion. (Colin Bond)

– eine Woche vor Heiligabend im Handel


Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert –  „A Ghost Story for Christmas“ (Lyric Video)

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