Having trouble getting into the spirit of Christmas? We have the solution for you: Whitley Strieber's wonderful little book The Christmas Spirits. In his Journal, he writes: "When I wrote The Christmas Spirits, I was not really speculating, but rather trying to portray a level of being that I believe is entirely real, and to describe its interaction with us as I have lived it. The enigmatic beings I have faced in my life have approached me from precisely the same moral position that Dickens' spirits approach Scrooge in a Christmas Carol.
"To me, my Christmas Spirits are at least as real as anybody who walks the living earth, and perhaps more so. I suspect that Dickens was just as convinced of the reality of his Christmas Ghosts--and that we are both, in some deep but little understood way, entirely right in our convictions."