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Question of the Week: 90 - 12/22/2002

Which Christmas Ghost Would You Like To Be?

You know the story. In A Christmas Carol, three ghosts visit Scrooge: The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Future. Which Ghost would you like to be?

And who would you like to haunt? Boo!

 Reponses:   There are 82 responses posted to this question. Reverse Sort 

Merry Christmas Dec 24th. at 11:26:22 am EST

nathan haines (wales) Age: 14 - Email

i would like to be the ghost of the christmas past because i would like to alter the christmas i had in recent years and respect all the things i have had and do things to help people in need and visit more familly members for christmas

Ghosts Dec 24th. at 6:23:55 pm EST

Lee Martell (Ft. Worth , TX) Age: 50 - Email

I would like to be the Ghost of Christmas Future, I would like to Haunt My Ex-Wife just for the fun of it. Haunting could be loads of fun , better than going to Disneyland !

Ghost Of Xmas Past Dec 25th. at 1:15:31 am EST

LadyofVirtue (Holyoke, MA) Age: 23 - Email

I'd love to be the ghost of xmas past. I have a thing for history. Plus when you look back at your life and peoples life they truly begin to understand who they are and how they came to be that way. It's definitely a learning experience for both parties.

Christmas Present Or Future... Tough One... Dec 25th. at 1:55:41 am EST

Lunataria (Pennsylvania) Age: 23 - Email

If there's one thing I've learned, you can't change the past. All you really can do is review it, and learn from your mistakes... moving on. I'm torn between Christmas Present, as you can pretty much live in the now... or Christmas Future, as you can look ahead. But, if I were to be nailed down to just one... I would say, Christmas Future. Why? The future is always changing, and it looks like it can be one wild ride!

Just Like Home Movies.... Dec 25th. at 10:20:07 am EST

Bevin Moonshadow Faolan (Ridgeley, WV) Age: 15 - Email - Web

I think I'd be the ghost of Christmas Past, I like seeing from a different point of view, things that already happened. We're watching home movies today at my house, and even though it's the funniest thing I've ever seen, it's also sweet and reminds me alot of people I miss and things that I wish could be the same, but for some reason, aren't.

Actually, I'd be a completely new and different ghost. I'd be the ghost of Good presents, I'd take you back to when your parent bought you socks and underwear and make you understand that it's not really how flashy or expensive your gift is, it's the thought and the feelings behind the gift and make you understand, if you didn't already, how much your family truly loved you.

Brightest Blessings and Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Each day following will bring greater power to him, For within tge great mother's womb lies the divine child, The bringer of hope and promise for the year to come!

Hmm.. Dec 25th. at 2:10:16 pm EST

Alexandra (Oregon) Age: 18 - Email

I think as far as who I would be... I'd like to be Christmas past... that seems to be the only static time anyway.

But I'd much rather be visited by the ghost of Christmas future! Boy do I need some guidance or something... I think I'd haunt myself.

Why Are We Talking About Christmas, We Are Pagan!! Dec 25th. at 2:49:04 pm EST

scott (Boston) Age: 30 - Email

I would be the ghost of the future, and make Christmas go away, as I am a Pagan, and why am I (we) even debating about a Christmas ghost right now anyhow?? How about, a Pagan ghost? Anyhow, how about we talk about something Pagan....Christmas a beautiful for those who celebrate it, but it is not really, at least hypothetically (sp? I am tired), our holiday....but I digress...

How About All Three?! Dec 25th. at 7:04:42 pm EST

Annwyn (Christchurch, New Zealand) Age: 31 - Email

Ok, so considering being all three Christmas spirits is perhaps a little greedy, but as a Goddess-friend, I'm hanging with the three-fold aspect. :) Here's why...

Spirit of the Past: To see the good and the not-so-good that has shaped the world, and myself, with the knowledge of how it has 'turned out' already. I love history too, so it would be fun to 'be there' at the signing of the Magna Carta or the storming of the Bastille!

Spirit of the Present: To see if we've learned any of the lessons that we've been sent, or if they're still works in progress. To see the changes in myself from the person of the past. It would also be a chance to observe myself as I am - how others see me.

Spirit of the Future: To see if those same 'works in progress' have progressed! To see if there's any new lessons sent, so I can perhaps do some 'advance study' to help the lesson along. (Knowledge is a wonderous thing - learn all you can - you may one day find that knowing the phone number of a good Funeral Director is a blessing.) And, naturally, to see how my decisions and choices have shaped the rest of my life. I doubt I'd change them, as they are part of the here and now, or the past, but it would be interesting to see their long-term ripples. Oh, and to scare my possibly/maybe great-great-grandchildren with a visit from their "Mad Granny Annwyn" :D

Happy Celebrations (be it Christmas, Solstice, or whichever!) to you all, may 2003 bring blessings to you and yours!


Present... Or Past Dec 25th. at 7:52:02 pm EST

Cassandra (Pinehurst TX) Age: 36 - Email

I like the Past and the Present... Being the Ghost of the Past would be cool because you can show a person why they are who they are... and being the Ghost of the Present shows them where they stand and can possibly change... Besides the Ghost of the Present is female and I think I would fit that one best!

Definitely Christmas Future Dec 25th. at 9:13:57 pm EST

Raina (Santa Monica, CA) Age: 35 - Email

I'd like to show others where their path is leading, in time for them to make changes if changes need to be made. I'd like to do the same for myself!

Future Dec 26th. at 12:00:12 am EST

dryad blue (nj) Age: 17 - Email

i'd be teh goast of future, b/c even thoiugh i like the the past, and the preesent sucks, i just wonder aboutt he future. bb

The Ghost Of Christmas Future Dec 26th. at 2:40:03 am EST

*~Faerie~* (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Age: 24 - Email

To be able to show people what the future holds for them if they keep cruising down their past of destruuction is soo very powerful. I'm not sure how I would handle it if it was not an eye opening and the person continued to be a "Scrooge"

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