Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ghosts of Christmases Past

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“Who, and what are you?” Scrooge demanded. 
“I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.”  
“Long Past?” inquired Scrooge: observant of its dwarfish stature.  
“No. Your past.”  
Perhaps, Scrooge could not have told anybody why, if anybody could have asked him; but he had a special desire to see the Spirit in his cap; and begged him to be covered.  
“What!” exclaimed the Ghost, “would you so soon put out, with worldly hands, the light I give? Is it not enough that you are one of those whose passions made this cap, and force me through whole trains of years to wear it low upon my brow!”  
Scrooge reverently disclaimed all intention to offend or any knowledge of having wilfully “bonneted” the Spirit at any period of his life. He then made bold to inquire what business brought him there. 
“Your welfare!” said the Ghost.
-from The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

We all have our past Christmases with their own ghosts. Here, and after the fold, are some ghosts of unknown people's Christmases. Whether these ghosts bring welfare or not is another matter altogether.


XRay said...

Some damn weird Santa's. Would have traumatized the hell out of me.

Merry Christmas, Ambi.

And many thanks for keeping the place going. I very much miss when all on the sidebar were here.


ambisinistral said...

Hey, Merry Christmas back at ya. Glad to see you drop by.