Destination America Scares Up 12 Nights of a Haunting for the Holidays

The three ghosts of Christmas join their Kindred Spirits on Destination America’s 12 Nights of a Haunting.

In Charles Dickens’ perennial chestnut A Christmas Carol, a greedy miser is haunted by three ghosts in the days leading to his reformation. Ebenezer Scrooge got off easy compared to the team at Destination America, which is gifting us with at least a dozen ghosts in their upcoming 12 Nights of a Haunting.  Jacob Marley and his nocturnal friends will drop the chains they linked day by day near a couch for a weekly visit from Kindred Spirits. Destination America will serve up the “nightmare before Christmas” every night, starting Wednesday, December 20, through Sunday, December 31, for a primetime marathon of A Haunting.

But in the best spirit of things to come, the cable network will also present an all-day New Year’s Day marathon of Kindred Spirits culminating in “Don’t Go in the Attic,” a never-before-seen episode from season 2, which premieres Monday, January 1 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Here is the trailer:

“A family living in fear considers selling their house because of violent paranormal activity,” reads the official synopsis of “Don’t Go in the Attic.”

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“They’ve seen a box cutter hurdled through the air, a paper towel dispenser unroll before their eyes and even experienced hair pulling. This is enough to make anyone consider selling their home, but Adam and Amy kick off an investigation into the family and their home’s history. They soon discover that one of the spirits haunting the home has a vital message to deliver; a message that could determine the fate of an entire family.”

Hosted by paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, Kindred Spirits showcases “some of the scariest stories of supernatural activity,” according to the show’s synopsis. “Through spellbinding first-person accounts, each episode profiles one family’s ghostly encounters. As the mystery and origin of each case is unraveled, audiences are left with a lingering sense that life after death is much more powerful than anyone could have possibly imagined.”

Following the charitable tradition of the holidays, Amy and Adam spend their time helping “real families who are tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. With the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members, each episode introduces a new family that seeks help from Amy and Adam.” But where were they on Black Friday?

Here is the 12 Nights of a Haunting schedule:

Sunday, December 24

“Demons Never Die” at 8 p.m.

A home is invaded by a demon hell-bent on hurting the family members one by one.

“Evil Rises” at 9 p.m.

When Jacinda Rearick finds orbs in her photos, she thinks they are friendly spirits. But when a dark entity begins tormenting her family she realizes they are dealing with evil. Unable to escape its clutches, Jacinda fears for her family’s safety.

“Ghost Protector” at 10 p.m.

A mother and daughter both know their house is haunted. But while the mother believes it’s the spirit of her murdered boyfriend, her daughter thinks it’s much darker. After paranormal experts investigate they uncover an epic battle between good and evil.

Monday, December 25

“Love Curse” at 8 p.m.

Newlyweds struggle to drive out a vile paranormal threat before the impending arrival of their first born.

“Ghost Protector” at 9 p.m.

A mother and daughter both know their house is haunted. But while the mother believes it’s the spirit of her murdered boyfriend, her daughter thinks it’s much darker. After paranormal experts investigate they uncover an epic battle between good and evil.

“Fear Feeders” at 10 p.m.

After a man moves into a haunted house, paranormal investigators discover dark entities have likely been lurking on the property for years preying on residents.

Sunday, December 31

“Evil Never Dies” at 8 p.m.

A family’s dream home quickly turns to their nightmare when they become the focus of an abusive ghost. When the haunting turns violent, they seek out an empathy and discover the dark history of the property.

“Ashes to Evil” at 9 p.m.

Fire reveals the dark and deadly past of a family’s new home. They must find help before a demon claims their lives as well.

“Ghost Fury” at 10 p.m.

When the Cain family moves into an Ohio farmhouse, they soon find out their idyllic home and property are haunted by the ghosts of a brutal murder and a deadly blaze.

The episodes aren’t the most frightening Yule log dropped on the fire. The team also regifted a holiday classic, sung to the tune of Frederic Austin’s 1909 transposition of the 1780 French chant “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

On 12 NIGHTS OF A HAUNTING, Destination America gave to me:

12 screamers screaming

11 houses haunting

10 ghosts a-ghosting

9 floors a-creaking

8 doors a-slamming

7 spirits passing

6 hands a-reaching

5 pentagrams

4 monster growls

3 full moons

2 creepy masks

And 1 scary-good reason to watch!

12 Nights of a Haunting runs December 20 through December 31, with the Kindred Spirits marathon on Jan. 1, on Destination America.

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