The Ghosts of Christmas Past


The Holidays seem to be a time for most of us to miss those we have lost.  Do you ever wonder if the spirit of your Grandfather, or possibly your childhood friend are with you when you celebrate your family traditions?  What makes the veil between our two worlds thin enough for us to interact?

Remember we are all energy and you can never destroy it.  Energy can only be used to create something new, from that which is old or dying.

I found this true Christmas story that is very touching, it seems that many people experience the return of family and friends during the holidays.

“My mother, to whom I was very close, passed away in 1964 when I was 17 years old. I left home that year and moved to Ontario from Nova Scotia. In 1969 I met a girl whom I will call Karen and we got married in March of 1970. In December of 1971 we were expecting our first child. We were living in a small 1-1/2 bedroom bungalow. There was a fireplace in the living room. My wife and I loved the fireplace and we had it lit every night.

It was Christmas Eve, 1971, and we had just finished putting the gifts under the tree and a nice fire gave off a beautiful glow. On the tree, one string of lights, which was supposed to flash, had stopped several days before.

It was five minutes to midnight when the fireplace suddenly just about went out, and the string of lights started to flash – and the other lights stopped flashing! My wife and I were sitting on the floor and it had become very chilly in the room.

I looked over to my Lazyboy chair… and a figure was sitting there – my mother with a big beautiful smile on her face! My wife, who had never met my mother, said she could see the same thing. This “ghost” never spoke, but just kept looking at me and my wife and smiling.

At 12 midnight, the fire in the fireplace started up again and the lights on the tree stopped flashing and the others started flashing again. I looked over in the chair and the ghost was gone. No matter what I did to those Christmas lights, they never flashed again.” – Arthur H.

(Ghosts of Christmas-True stories of holiday spirits by

Is there someone that you miss and wonder if they are beside you at your holiday fests?

Sara Maria


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