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It's always Christmastime in Christmastown-at least it has been since the local folks decided to save their tiny Virginia mountain home from extinction by turning it into a tourist destination and providing a year-round holiday experience-an unexpectedly "spirited" holiday experience. In addition to the twinkling lights, Christmas carols, sleighs, and other seasonal trimmings, the Sleigh Bells Inn, once the site of the old morgue, is haunted by meddling, matchmaking ghosts! A young woman returns to finalize the sale of her family home and finds love with her high school sweetheart, with a little help from her parents' ghosts, in Laurey's "Dead Certain"; a ghostly, gay Elvis impersonator with a practical jokester streak brings a pair of songwriters to their senses in Karen Kelley's "Blue Suede Christmas"; the mayor and a cargo pilot reconnect with passion, reunite a stripper's ashes with those of her lover, and make sure Christmas arrives on time in Dianne Castell's "Holly in His Heart"; and the manager of the Sleigh Bells Inn and a B&B critic find romance and wrap up the quartet with Kelley's "Thank You, Santa." This early Christmas anthology with a lighthearted, spooky touch features funny characters and explicit sex described with occasional earthy language. It does an exceptional job of tying the stories together. Laurey and Castell live in Ohio; Kelley calls Texas home.