Merry Christmas! Celebrate with this 1814 image from the library of Congress of a boy with a mannequin scaring guests at a Christmas party. In Britain Christmas is the time for ghost stories (as in Dickens' Christmas Carol), a tradition subsumed within Halloween in America.
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