The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)
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Xmas Marks the Spot 

The fate of Christmas depends on the Ghostbusters filling in for the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future while Egon attempts to retrieve the real ghosts from the containment unit.


Richard Raynis


Dan Aykroyd (characters), Harold Ramis (characters) | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Arsenio Hall ... Winston Zeddemore (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Dr. Egon Spengler / Bob Cratchit / Ghost of Christmas Present (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ... Peter Venkman (voice)
Laura Summer ... Janine Melnitz (voice)
Frank Welker ... Dr. Raymond Stantz / Slimer / Santa Claus (voice)
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ... Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marilyn Lightstone ... Bag Lady
Mona Marshall ... Ghost of Christmas Past


The fate of Christmas depends on the Ghostbusters filling in for the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future while Egon attempts to retrieve the real ghosts from the containment unit.

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13 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


While posing as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Peter uses a View-Master toy to show Scrooge his past. See more »


Winston Zeddemore: [picks up a book] A Christmas Humbug by... Ebenezer Scrooge? But that's the guy we just saved.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: But that's impossible! Unless... we've gone back in time!
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References This Is Your Life (1952) See more »


Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont
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Ghostbusters save Christmas
28 March 2018 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

This episode is my ninth favorate episode and it's one of my favorite episodes based on Christmas.

The episode I thought was a really cool idea, what if Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" was based on a true story and the Ghostbusters actually had the opportunity to encounter all three ghosts from the story.

We see the Ghostbusters mistakenly saving Scrooge not realizing that they've inadvertently destroyed Christmas in the process , instead of "A Christmas Carol" becoming a timeless tale we know and love we get a different book which is a tasteless tale that has influenced and inspired all the wrong things and feelings of what Christmas is all about.

What I really like about the episode is seeing the Ghostbusters taking action in saving Christmas. From Egon's adventures in the zone where they store the ghosts to find the three spirits they captures, it really was cool getting a glimpse of what the containment field looked like.

However the other highlight was seeing Peter, Ray, and Winston act out the parts of the spirits and trying to get Scrooge on the right track by their own mortal means they possess. It was really funny when Peter slapped on a 3D Viewmaster on Scrooge and then rode him on a wheelchair giving him the illusion he's flying into his past, yeah it's low tech and cheap but hey whatever works.

But this episode to me is really a love letter to "A Christmas Carol" reminding us how timeless and influencial it is and it's importance today.

Rating: 4 stars

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