Grouchy Ghost Collectible Glass Christmas Ornament from Merck Family's Old World Christmas.Frosty white ghost with black moustache and dark glasses with evil grin, has "tricks or treats" written on the back.Halloween has it origins in the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, when spirits were allowed to return to earth to visit. Chrisitainity encorporated this into All Hallow's Eve, October 31, prior to All Saints Day. The Irish brought Halloween to America in the 1840's with the tradition of dressing in costumes and playing pranks in the hopes of keeping the evil spirits away. This is a great ornament for your Halloween collection! Grouchy Ghost is 4 1/4 inches. Each ornament from Old World Christmas is mouth blown into a finely crafted mold. Then a hot solution of liquid silver poured inside. Then delicately hand-painted and glittered for you to enjoy and cherish as a holiday heirloom!