The Open Door: A Ghost Story for Christmas


Retired Officer Colonel Mortimer takes a lease on Brentwood, a mansion that shares grounds with the ruins of an older house - including a strange, vacant doorway. When his son falls ill and eerie events begin to unfold, Mortimer must face his fears in order to save his son.

Steeped in traditions older than the Christmas we often celebrate in modern times, ghost stories told at Christmas were a reflection of the ideas of ending and rebirth (both of the year and crops), as well as reflecting on the darkness (both outside and within). As people gather with families, it is natural to remember those who are no longer amongst the group and to share tales with younger generations.

The Open Door is one such story that is shared with a Christmas spirit. Originally told by Mrs. Oliphant, this single story is one in a group of Christmas Ghost Stories that are perfect for holiday gatherings.

Size: 10.2 x 15.3 cm (4 x 6 inches)