Christopher Lee tells a ghost story by M.R. James

It’s that magical night tomorrow where everyone drops their pants, paints themselves green and runs through the streets crying “Who wants to hold my hand?” No? Perhaps it has yet to catch on…

OK so to celebrate one of my favourite times of the year here’s an atmospheric episode from the year 2000 series M.R. James – BBC Ghost stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee.

Based on the fact that his stories were originally written to read aloud to a select few at the University he taught at on Christmas eve, here is Number 13: