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5 Haunted House Scary Stories to Read During the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching, and we’re getting into that spooky holiday spirit here at Haunted House. The holidays can often bring a reprieve from the scary things in life – but there are a few holiday stories that dive into the haunted house spirit.

For more information on how you can visit a haunted house near you, contact the 13th Hour Haunted House & Escape Rooms for information on their spooky experiences.

But until then, consider diving into some of these wonderfully spooky stories about haunted houses, hauntings and other spooky mischief while you’re sitting by the fire or relaxing under the mistletoe.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Brought to you by the same person who wrote The Sandman, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is about a seven-headed mouse who comes out from beneath the floorboards to wage war with the toys during the holidays.

immerse yourself in a world where an evil mouse lives under your floorboards, tied in with the cheer of holiday gifts and family time. This story is creative, different and will provide you with a bit of terror and entertainment this holiday season.

All the Charles Dickens Christmas Ghost Stories

If you haven’t read A Christmas Carol and you’re looking for something a bit spooky related to a haunted house this holiday season, we suggest you start there. If you’re ready to dive a bit deeper into the holiday spirit, check out some of Dickens’ other ghost stories.

While these stories can get a bit spooky, they’re timeless classics that can be fun for the entire family – although you may want to pick and choose which stories you share with the little ones. Dickens’ is the best writer to get you into the haunted house spirit during the holidays.

The Turn of the Screw

This is another one of literature’s most gripping ghost stories, and will immerse you in a haunted house setting like one you’ve never experienced before. If you’re looking for a classic that you won’t be able to put down before the holiday season is over, pick up a copy of The Turn of the Screw and dive into this spooky ghost story.

A Ghost Story for Christmas Series

You can find all of the stories in the A Ghost Story for Christmas Series here. The ghostly activity barely rests here, and will keep you on the edge of your seat as you experience many different holiday haunted houses.

These stories are good if you’re not in the mood to dive into a long scary novel. The series reads a bit more quickly, and will help get you into the haunted house mood in short spurts rather than long-form novels.

Told After Supper

Last but not least, check out Told After Supper, a collection of ghost stories told by a collection of drunken gentlemen after Christmas eve. The camaraderie in this story will get you into the friendship and family spirit of the holidays, as well as spook you with the ghost tales the men have to share around the fire.

If you’re looking for a little bit of a bigger scare than some holiday ghost stories this season, check out your local haunted attraction in New Jersey (NJ).

Walking through a haunted house will help bring you closer to your friends and family, and provide laughable entertainment for the whole group all while helping bring some spookiness back into your life. If you’re interested in a tour, contact us.