At first thought, Christmas may not seem like ghosts would be associated with it, but they have made a major connection with it for those who know Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
The Ghost of Christmas Past
This ghost helps the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, realize what he was like throughout his life. He reminds Scrooge of when he was more innocent as a child. Eventually, he shows the miser why he became the old, stingy person he was.
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge to all of the joyous events of Christmas, and shows him Tiny Tim, who is seriously ill but can’t get treatment due to Scrooge’s refusal to pay is employee Bob Cratchit, who is poor.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Scrooge is shown what will happen if he doesn’t change himself. Events to come included Tiny Tim’s death and Scrooge’s funeral (given that his associates would only attend if lunch was provided). In the end, Scrooge changes and fixes himself.
This article was originally posted to Ghostly World on December 16th, 2012 (12/16/12).