The 1st spirit took Scrooge to the past to previous Christmases from the curmudgeon's earlier years. Invisible to those he watches, Scrooge revisits his childhood school days, his apprenticeship with a jolly merchant named Fezziwig, and his engagement to Belle.
The 2nd spirit took Scrooge through London to unveil Christmas as it will happen that year. Scrooge watches the large, bustling Cratchit family prepare a miniature feast in its meager home.
The 3rd spirit took Scrooge to a churchyard, the spirit pointing to a grave. Scrooge looks at the headstone and is shocked to read his own name.