Strange Tales of the American South

Christmas stories from the South: spooky stories, kids stories, folktales, myths and legends.

The Snowman and the Scarecrow

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Christmas kids story about a scarecrow who teaches a holiday lesson to a grumpy snowman.

Appalachian Christmas

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Appalachian Christmas stories, folklore, history and people.

Story of The Santa Claus Special Train

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Story of the annual Santa Claus train through Appalachia known as the “Santa Claus Special,” sponsored by CSX Transportation.

A Christmas Haunting

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Heartwarming story of a unique Christmas ghost who teaches a lost soul the value of family.

The First Christmas Gift

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Christmas folktale that explains a special miracle that happens in the North Georgia mountains each Christmas Eve.

Number Ninety

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Terrifying ghost story from B.M. Croker about two gentleman’s dare for one to spend the night in a Charleston haunted house.

The Missing Cookies

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Christmas ghost story – or a visit from Santa Claus?

The Santa Claus Special

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Based on the true Christmas story of the annual holiday train that brings Santa Claus to the poor towns of remote Appalachia.