A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 07, 2021
“Three Christmas spirits—whiskey, gin and vodka”

In the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits—the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. An alcoholic’s “three spirits” have been any three of bourbon, brandy, gin, rum, scotch, tequila, vodka and whiskey.

“If your only contact with three spirits on Christmas Eve is gin, vodka andbourbon—you just might be a Scrooge” was posted on the newsgroup microsoft.public.inetexplorer.ie4.outlookexpress.stationery on December 20, 1998. “my christmas was crap until i was visited by the three Christmas spirits. (Gin, Whiskey, Vodka)” was posted on the newsgroup freeserve.chat on December 26, 1999. “I think the three spirits Scrooge encountered on Christmas Eve were gin, whisky and brandy” was posted on Twitter by Lord Likely on September 9, 2009. “RT @nessie111: Tonight I’m going to be visited by the three Christmas spirits . . . Gin, Rum and Vodka” was posted on Twitter by David Defries on December 24, 2009.

“being visited by the three spirits of Christmas tonight...vodka, rum, and whiskey! Merry Christmas” was posted on Twitter by Cheri Morton on December 24, 2009. “Tonight I’m going to be visited by the three Christmas spirits . . . Gin, Rum and Vodka” was posted on Twitter by Bobk Kostic on May 6, 2012. “The three spirits of Christmas. Vodka, Rum and Gin” was posted on Twitter by Anjali Thakur on December 26, 2012. “‘Christmas is about the three spirits-tequila, vodka, and whiskey’-my dad” was posted on Twitter by kt on December 23, 2013. “The Three Spirits of Christmas: Scotch, Bourbon, and Tequila” was posted on Twitter by Ed Palmer on December 24, 2015. “#TonightIWishFor a visit from the Charles Dickens’ three spirits of Christmas: Scotch, Vodka, and Tequila” was posted on Twitter by David the Evil Overlord later on December 24, 2015. “The only three spirits visiting me this Christmas are vodka, rum and gin” was posted on Twitter by Sarah Colee on December 25, 2017.

“‘You will be visited by three spirits this Christmas.’ Well I sure hope their names are Gin, Vodka, and Tequila” was posted on Twitter by Tyler Tashdjian on November 26, 2018. “Three Christmas spirits ... Rum, Brandy and Whiskey” was posted on Twitter by PerformanceAnalysis on December 1, 2021. “The three spirits that visit me on Christmas Eve are whisky, gin and vodka” was posted on Twitter by Bob Golen on December 8, 2021.


Wikipedia: A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

Google Groups: microsoft.public.inetexplorer.ie4.outlookexpress.stationery
You Might be a Scrooge If..
Katrinka
Dec 20, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
You Might be a Scrooge If..

If your only contact with three spirits on Christmas Eve is gin, vodka andbourbon—you just might be a Scrooge

Google Groups: alt.callahans
Recycled Humor - Christmas
sylvia
Dec 11, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
You just might be a Scrooge--
--with apologies to Jeff Foxworthy!
If your only contact with three spirits on Christmas Eve is gin, vodka and bourbon—you just might be a Scrooge

Google Groups: freeserve.chat
merry christmas bloody humbug
Robert Ogier
Dec 26, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
my christmas was crap until i was visited by the three Christmas spirits.
(Gin, Whiskey, Vodka)
Then i had a great time.

Google Groups: uk.local.glasgow
Stuart Adamson update - BBC Radio Scotland Tribute 1600 GMT New Years Day
Laughing Boy
Jan 13, 2002, 11:42:31 AM
(...)
> You never learned the real meaning of Christmas. May you be visited by three
> Spirits....
>
> Jim Stewart

I have seen the 3 spirits, Gin, Vodka, Bacardi.

Twitter
♚ Lord Likely ♚
@lordlikely
I think the three spirits Scrooge encountered on Christmas Eve were gin, whisky and brandy.
8:20 PM · Sep 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Distillery District
@lexingtondd
Your only contact with three spirits on Christmas Eve is gin, vodka and bourbon.
5:24 PM · Dec 14, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
On the feast of Stephen(he/him)
@Ste_Tonks
what are the chances of me being visited by three spirits on Christmas eve? Highly likely! Hopefully vodka, whisky and gin if I’m lucky
10:24 AM · Dec 17, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
SouthCoastRepertory
@SouthCoastRep
You might be a Scrooge if: Your only contact with three spirits on Christmas Eve is gin, vodka and bourbon. #fb
4:32 PM · Dec 17, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
David Defries
@frieslander
RT @nessie111: Tonight I’m going to be visited
by the three Christmas spirits . . .
Gin, Rum and Vodka.
6:10 AM · Dec 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
delrayser
@delrayser
RT @Aimee_B_Loved: Tonight, I’ll be visited by three spirits: schnapps, brandy and rum. // They’ll show you the true meaning of Christmas.
12:59 PM · Dec 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Cheri Morton
@cheriberry82
being visited by the three spirits of Christmas tonight...vodka, rum, and whiskey! Merry Christmas
10:19 PM · Dec 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
#youmightbeascroogeif your only contact with three spirits on Christmas Eve is gin, vodka and bourbon
4:35 PM · Nov 27, 2010·TweetDeck

Twitter
Sinéad Duffy@Sinead_Doyle·Dec 22, 2010
Replying to @TheWarLlama
@geekplanetmatt You sound like you need a visit from the three Christmas spirits. May I introduce you to Vodka, Whiskey and Ouzo

Twitter
Steven Friedman
@Steven_Friedman
Christmas Eve… Tonight I’ll get a visit from three spirits: Gin, Rum and Scotch!
12:22 PM · Dec 24, 2010·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Patrick Harbison
@pweekly
I was visited by three spirits last night: vodka, gin and tequila. #Christmas
10:17 PM · Dec 25, 2010·Twitter SMS

Twitter
JenniferEKemp
@jenniferekemp
#YouMightBeaGrinchIf Your only contact with three spirits on Christmas Eve is gin, vodka and bourbon.
3:50 PM · Mar 20, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Me…
@kazwilson1968
Tonight I’m going to be visited by the three Christmas spirits . . .
Gin, Rum and Vodka!!!
#feelingchristmasy
2:43 PM · Dec 16, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
David
@KitleyMcNamara
This year I intend visiting the three spirits of Christmas. Whiskey, Vodka and Rum.
3:07 AM · Dec 23, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Eloy Corral II
@Eloymania
Last night, I was visited by three spirits: whiskey, vodka, and rum. Merry Christmas, bitches!
1:06 PM · Dec 25, 2011·Favstar.FM

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Tonight I’m going to be visited by the three Christmas spirits . . .
Gin, Rum and Vodka.
6:51 AM · May 6, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter
Dave
@DCLucky101
Time to be visited by three Christmas spirits. I’m good with scotch, rum, and vodka. Preferably now.
8:27 AM · Dec 14, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Marc Mealie
@marcmealie
I felt like the Scrooge today at the holiday Christmas party because I was visited by three spirits… rum, whisky, tequila.
11:13 PM · Dec 14, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dan Jones
@danjones1
I hope I’m visited by the three Christmas spirits later. Brandy, whiskey and cognac.
4:16 AM · Dec 25, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tim
@synadrin
A wondrous thing happened! In the night I was visited by three spirits: Gin, Rum and Rye. I learned the true meaning of Christmas.
8:18 AM · Dec 25, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter
Black
@Riddleack
The three spirits that got most of us through Christmas. Vodka, Rum and Gin thanks to them ...
10:51 PM · Dec 25, 2012·TweetCaster for Android

Twitter
Anjali Thakur
@anj989
The three spirits of Christmas. Vodka, Rum and Gin.
6:08 AM · Dec 26, 2012·Facebook

Twitter
Danny MusikalSin
@MusikalSin
This Christmas, I hope you’re all visited by the Three Spirits. 
Whiskey, Rum and Vodka.
11:32 AM · Dec 13, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
kt
@kt_mly
“Christmas is about the three spirits-
tequila, vodka, and whiskey”
-my dad
4:10 PM · Dec 23, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Alexa McMillen
@alexarudeen23
I was visited by the three “spirits” of Christmas last night: vodka, rum, and tequila.
1:42 PM · Dec 25, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
nothing
@schmerfp
Just call me Ebenezer Scrooge because it’s Christmas Eve and I’m about to be visited by three spirits - gin, rum and vodka
4:17 PM · Dec 24, 2015·Mobile Web (M2)

Twitter
Ed Palmer
@tygerknight
@RevRedacted The Three Spirits of Christmas: Scotch, Bourbon, and Tequila.
4:31 PM · Dec 24, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
David the Evil Overlord
@D_Evil_Overlord
#TonightIWishFor a visit from the Charles Dickens’ three spirits of Christmas: Scotch, Vodka, and Tequila.
10:20 PM · Dec 24, 2015·Twitter Web App

Twitter
autenil
@autenil
I’m looking forward to visits from the three Christmas spirits: Scotch, Vodka and Bourbon. #wrappingsucks
2:05 AM · Dec 25, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
jeff heimbrock
@jheimbrock
Last night I was visited by three spirits: The Ghost of Christmas Gin, Vodka, and Tequila and I finally know the true meaning of Christmas.
5:38 PM · Dec 25, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sarah Colee
@Sarah_Colee
The only three spirits visiting me this Christmas are vodka, rum and gin.
9:10 AM · Dec 25, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Chad Powell
@ChadTylerPowell
Getting in the Christmas mood like-
You: Tonight you will be visited by three spirits.
Me: Gin, Vodka, and Tequila - hopefully.
#christmas #alcohol
7:54 PM · Nov 2, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tyler Tashdjian
@HashtagTtash
“You will be visited by three spirits this Christmas.”
Well I sure hope their names are Gin, Vodka, and Tequila
11:01 AM · Nov 26, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Lee Fox
@FoxInATX
Tonight, I shall be visited by three spirits:  the spirit of Christmas Vodka, the spirit of Christmas Gin, and the spirit of Christmas Bourbon.  #mychristmascarol
11:17 AM · Dec 24, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
The Laz Word @ WIND
@thelazword
Every Christmas I am visited by three spirits: Brandy, Rum and Vodka!
12:12 AM · Dec 25, 2018·Facebook

Twitter
DaLoon69 ( Jon Halligan )
@Daloony69
I was visited by the three spirits Christmas last night .... vodka, gin and rum…
7:00 AM · Dec 25, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Communist Sailor Moon
@communist_moon
Vodka, Whisky, and Gin are the three spirits I’ll be seeing tonight. Merry Christmas eve!
4:42 PM · Dec 24, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Richard Scribbles
@RichardScribbl1
Boris Johnson is going to be visited by three spirits this Christmas: gin, scotch and brandy.
5:02 AM · Dec 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
DANta Cause
@mrklixx
I will be visited by three spirits tonight.
The whiskey of Christmas past.
The vodka of Christmas present.
The tequila of Christmas future.
10:09 PM · Dec 24, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Scorpio Thoughts
@RealMensThoughs
Been buy the three Christmas spirits?
Vodka, rum, tequila?
11:18 PM · Dec 25, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Randy Coppinger
@RandyCoppinger
Last night I was visited by three Christmas spirits: Tequila, Rum, and Cachaça.
7:53 PM · Dec 30, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Musicwithmike
@musicwithmike
The three spirits of Christmas have already visited me - Gin, Rye and Rum.
@Wangersky
7:50 PM · Apr 17, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
PerformanceAnalysis ❁
@SportAnalysisUk
Replying to @theedgar501
Three Christmas spirits ... Rum, Brandy and Whiskey.
10:29 AM · Dec 1, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Bob Golen
@BobGolen
The three spirits that visit me on Christmas Eve are whisky, gin and vodka.
9:05 AM · Dec 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

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