Name: The Ghost of Christmas Past
Other Names: The Spirit of Christmas Past
First Appearance: A Christmas Carol (1843)
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 81
Comic Book Appearances: 1
TV, Film Appearances: 80
Enemy of: Willie Lumpkin
Note: sent to teach meaning of Christmas
The Ghost of Christmas Past appears to be a ghost or spirit. It has been speculated that this "ghost" is actually an angel, i.e., a Heavenly messenger. This designation is apparently based on the ghost's mission and activities.
The Ghost was sent to teach J. Jonah Jameson the true meaning of Christmas. Unfortunately, the Ghost got lost en route to this assignment and ended up tormenting mild-mannered mail carrier Willie Lumpkin. This resulted in Mr. Lumpkin hating Christmas.
This story is a parody of Charles Dicken's much-revisited A Christmas Carol.
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