This week on Be Afraid, we bring our season of horror to a close just as everyone imagined it would end—with a Christmas special. Join us as we share scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago. Whenever or wherever you may be listening, Happy Holidays, from the Be Afraid family to yours.

Joining us this week:

Damien Leveck is a filmmaker best known for writing and directing The Cleansing Hour, which is one of Shudder’s all-time most popular movies. His next project is a holiday-themed monster movie called A Creature was Stirring. Preorder the movie here. Check out the rest of Damien’s work at

Jessica Rae Huber is a composer for TV and film who’s produced scores for all kinds of genres, ranging from fantasy to drama to major horror series like The Walking Dead.

Rev. Jonathan Timothy Stoner is a hospital chaplain and currently a transitional deacon. He will receive his ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on January 13.

Tommy Givens is associate professor of New Testament studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. His books include We The People: Israel and the Catholicity of Jesus.

Resources Referenced:

A Christmas Carol (Blackstone Edition), Blackstone Audio. Simon Prebble, narrator.
©2007 Public Domain (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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