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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Nov 30, 2021

You know the most famous Christmas ghost story of them all. A miserly, miserable man must learn the true meaning of Christmas by meeting with three appropriately themed holiday specters. There have been many spins and takes on Dickens’s famous tale, but one of our favorites is Connie Willis’s “Adaptation.” In Willis’s story, a divorced father confronts the Spirit of Christmas Future at a bookstore. 

Recommended: Stephen Graham Jones's The Only Good Indians

UP NEXT: Rosemary Timperley's "Christmas Meeting” 

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission.