This was the second year that Claudia participated in “The Dark is Rising” readalong beginning on Midwinter’s Eve. Both kids also caught (out of the corner of one eye) a few episodes from my BBC “Ghost Stories for Christmas Eve” DVD box set. A lot of steps to string together, but each of the kids wrote a Christmas-themed (at least peripherally) ghost story; they then recorded themselves reading their stories on GarageBand, used the Blue Yeti microphone for vocal effects, and did a little Foley work. Here’s Béla’s “Mysterious Christmas Murders”:
And, using possibly the most creative application of a raw cabbage being twisted to bits, Claudia’s “Children of the Wicked”.
Here’s Claudia practicing her ghost story Christmas cackle:
Have an otherwordly Christmas! Wooooooooooooooo.