Elves bust Goopy at Christmas when he arrives at the North Pole stowed away in Santa's sack, displayed at 40% of viewport width.
Christmas 2021 by Terry Verduin

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

The orange ghost was friendly
and smiled at Santa's elf,
but the elf was very scared
and ran to save himself.
(The Goopy Ghost at Christmas)

Revive Victorian ghost story Christmas traditions and bust good ghosts with ghostly pumpkin goo in Goopy Ghost traveling fun.

Goop for Christmas

Catchy verse? This ghost sheds pumpkin goop wherever it goes, 'cause that's what he's made of — from its head to its toes. The orange slime left behind is a telltale sign of a Goopy visit. Celebrate it.


Top Flight? Children invent unusual uses for pumpkin goop. Goopy's natural essence is safe. Nothing bad accompanies his visits. He teaches disciplined awareness for chores, teamwork and keeping on task.


Cleaning Up? Forget special sanitation. Goop of the vine is as utilitarian as ghostbusters' goop. Why clear rooms of this toy-like substance? Goopy goo is full of vintage vibes. Put it to good use.

Sound Sensation

Takeaway? There are songs about the man in the moon and Goopy. Nothing is toxic, hallucinogenic or spine chilling about these tunes. People are uplifted when singing about fantasies.


What Music is Playing? If the tune is Goopy Ghost at Christmas by talented singer and songwriter Carlos Wilde, it deserves replay. Expect “OOO-OOO-OOO” ear-worm chants from Goopy fans.


In Full Bloom? Everyone can sing the praises of pumpkin-goo delights. Singing Goopy's “OOO” may help to Save Halloween. From his first “Boo!”, Goopy offers unexpected possibilities.

Ear-Worm Sound

Icebreaker sounds? This ghost touches all of us with his “OOO” jingle. His scream-crying sounds give people, pets and ghosts clear Goopy wishes for everyday fun. Try it for yourself.


Fresh Takes? Practice improves performance. Extremes with Goopy's “OOO” chants could sweep the sound charts! Ghost sounds are not a craze. They make excellent use of time, effort and energy.


Musty? Unlike creepy decorations of good times long past, sounds cannot be thrown away. Dim lights go out. Eeriness awakens dark silence. Goopy invites folks to belt out his favorite ghost sounds.

Bust Good Ghosts

Anything Goes? In The Goopy Ghost at Christmas, a child wants to keep the orange “spirit”. Due to his decorator designs for the season, Goopy will have some explaining to do. Santa will be present to help.


Basic Instinct? Children bust ghosts with greater ease than adults. Children use whimsy in their fanciful, inventive lives. Adults caught up in routine drudgery may need nudges from the kids in their lives.


Wide Angle? Ghost busting is more exciting when everyone participates. Enchanting souls carry messages of unity. Nobody should be left behind. Collaborative experiences build confidence for all.

Ghostly Pumpkin Goop

Hot Property? Pumpkins harbor seeds of growth and wonder. Kids cultivate valuable theories from seed-filled pulp. Science may prove antiquated with their discoveries. Goop is fun, too.


Dream Life? Setting out treats, then pretending to fall asleep may attract Goopy. He sticks with comfortable haunts. His unexplained mysteries and hijinks give rise to miraculous hope.


Puzzle? With cookies of his own, would Goopy leave Santa's alone? Setting out cookies in Santa shape with some in Goopy form is a test. Goop splatters on Santa's side call for separate plates.

Traveling Fun

Organic Matter? People are drawn to the ghostly world. Similarly, life beckons Goopy to continue his roam to find a pumpkin home that isn't squashed, carved, baked or on fire.


Road Warriors? Enlightened by his trip to the North Pole, Goopy has other voyages planned for fans. Much can be learned by exploring unfamiliar lifestyles, opportunities and places.


Golden Hour? It helps to start early in quests for life missions. With each successful adventure, explorers build stronger foundations. Strength comes with awareness and knowledge.

Victorian Ghost Story

Are Ghosts Like Santa Claus? They may come when no one is watching. Every day is hoot with these household minions. They hold a treasured place for immediate occupancy in the modern world.


Gather Together? Historically, Christmas featured fireside ghost stories. To help revive this tradition, here is a brief reading by the author from The Goopy Ghost at Christmas.


Winter? Frigid temperatures and long nights are perfect for warm gatherings. Folks won't get goosebumps or act afraid of Goopy. However, the dog may be a better performer than the reader.


GOOPY'S NICE & MESSY

Ghost Storytelling:

This is a brief reading from The Goopy Ghost at Christmas by V. R. Duin


Goopy wandered down a hall
that was dark, plain, and dreary,
so, the ghost began adding things
to make it bright and cheery.


Lilly watched from her bed as
that orange ghost used its goo
to paste ornaments on the wall
so they stuck like with glue!


Back and forth went Goopy
admiring its new art,
with dancing and gliding steps
that showed a happy heart.


“These are some of the miracles of Christmas seen through a child and a wee ghost. There also is a dog in the story. Goopy hugs everyone.”