Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
|Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come|
|A Christmas Carol character|
Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Original illustration by John Leech (1843).
|First appearance||A Christmas Carol (1843)|
|Created by||Charles Dickens|
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come or the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come (or simply the Ghost of Christmas Future or the Spirit of Christmas Future) is a fictional character in English novelist Charles Dickens's 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. It is the third and final spirit to visit the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve.
Appearance in notable film and TV adaptations
- In the 1951 film Scrooge, the spirit is depicted as a shrouded figure with a single hand extended.
- In Mickey's Christmas Carol, Christmas Future reveals himself to be Pete.
- In the 1984 made-for-television film, the spirit (played by Michael Carter) creates an eerie metallic noise.
- In the 1992 film The Muppet Christmas Carol, the spirit is depicted as a large, faceless figure in a tattered black hood.
- In Scrooged, the spirit is a shrouded figure with a skull-like television screen for a head and a skeletal hand.
- The spirit appears in the 1994 animated made-for-television film A Flintstones Christmas Carol.
- In Ebbie the spirit initially resembles Luther.
- In the 1997 made-for-television film Ms. Scrooge, the spirit appears as a silent funeral parlour worker.
- In the 1998 animated made-for-television film An All Dogs Christmas Carol, Charlie B. Barkin becomes the spirit.
- In the 1999 made-for-television film, the spirit (played by Tim Potter) has eyes that shine through his hood.
- In A Diva's Christmas Carol, the spirit is portrayed as a miniature television set.
- In A Carol Christmas the ghost is portrayed as a stern looking chauffeur.
- In A Christmas Carol: The Musical, the spirit is depicted as a hag dressed in a white robe.
- In the 2000 UK television movie, the ghost is played by Ben Inigo Jones.
- In A Christmas Carol (2006 film), the ghost is a spooky walrus voiced by Keith Wickham.
- Taz (Jim Cummings) portrays the ghost in Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas.
- In Disney's A Christmas Carol, the ghost is depicted as a shadow of a huge cloaked figure.
- In the Doctor Who 2010 Christmas special "A Christmas Carol", Kazran Sardick becomes the Spirit.
- In Batman: Noël, the Joker plays the role of the Ghost of Christmas Future.
- In the 2019 miniseries, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is portrayed by Jason Flemyng.
- Hearn, Michael P. (1989). The Annotated Christmas Carol / A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; illustrated by John Leech; with an introduction, notes and bibliography by Michael Patrick Hearn. Avenel Books. New York. ISBN 0-517-68780-1.
- Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol (and Other Christmas Writings). Edited introduction by Michael Slater. Penguin Classics