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Ghost of Christmas Past


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  • proper n. A fictional ghost, and character of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, who visits Ebenezer Scrooge in order to show him his past, especially certain events around Christmases of past years that contributed for the change of heart of Scrooge from liking to despising Christmas.


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  • Hence, the Ghost of Christmas Past is a flickering flame - or in Dickens 'words "a bright, clear jet of light."


  • It's up to Mr. Hopkins, looking like the Ghost of Christmas Past, to train this drunken, mangy reprobate in the etiquette of an aristocrat in order to grow from a clown to a servant of the oppressed peons, while falling in love with the old Zorro's long-lost daughter Elena (played by luscious Catherine Zeta Jones) in the process.

    Banderas' Zorro-in-Training Sweats, Swashes

  • Re-imagined post-9/11, this wacky morality tale substitutes a celebrated documentarian for Ebenezer Scrooge, the Fourth of July for Christmas, and General George Patton for the Ghost of Christmas Past. - Business News

  • For a while, I was seeing it while Bill Murray was visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past (the taxi-driver from hell).

    Ace of Spades HQ

  • Disgustingly annoying, with its one-dimensional characters and condescendingly trite platitudes - the Ghost of Christmas Past should remain just that - a ghost.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Gambon as the Scrooge figure, Matt Smith's Doctor Who as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and a honeymooning Amy and Rory on a crippled space-liner heading for catastrophe.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • But let's go back to the cinematic equivalent of the Ghost of Christmas Past and look at what filmed in Long Beach in the three weeks before the holidays.

    Long Beach Press Telegram Most Viewed

  • (Of course, in George and Dick's case, the Ghost of Christmas Past would probably need numerous nights of successively scarier and scarier visits to accomplish this feat).

    The World Can't Wait!

  • Let us suppose that George W. Bush, while still President (who is more powerful than the president?), was visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past and as a result of that visitation, vowed to become a truthful and decent man, regardless of the consequences.

    The World Can't Wait!

  • Let us suppose that Dick Cheney was also visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past and also became a changed man.

    The World Can't Wait!


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