Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 8

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The Real Ghostbusters - Xmas Marks The Spot

Adaptation 8 is a fun twist on the classic, an episode of The Real Ghostbusters called “Xmas Marks the Spot”.  The Ghostbusters end up in Victorian England where, under a complete misunderstanding, they bust the three Ghosts of Christmas.  In typical time travel fashion, their actions in the past greatly effect the present.  Free of the morality teaching specters, Scrooge launches a full out war against Christmas.  “Bah humbug” becomes the new “fuck you” to irate New Yorkers.

They realize their mistake a little too late, as the three ghosts were already put in the containment unit.  Egon creates a small opening to try and lure the spirits out, while the other three hilariously take over the roles of the Christmas Ghosts to make things right.  They fail miserably, but are redeemed as Egon makes it through the vortex and releases the ghosts, bringing balance back to the classic story.  “Xmas Marks the Spot” was a welcome detour to the classic Dickens story.

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