HG´s Christmas Captives



Greetings Tudorites,

Or more accurately. 

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen of the jury.

Yes, it is time for you all in this super-sized jury to discharge your civic duty by standing to judge the status of an array of individuals who currently languish in The Dungeon in Tudor Towers.

Your heroically humble narrator has been busy in the first half of December. He has, using his very special and esoteric skill-set purloined a number of Christmas characters who are now held captive in the numerous cells deep in the bowels of Tudor Towers. Their wails of anguish and forlorn plan for freedom drowned out by speakers playing Celine Dion over and over again.

Torture indeed.

Yes, HG has captured and imprisoned a series of characters associated with the season of joy and goodwill which calls into question the very fate of Christmas!

Yet, all I not lost, because YOU get to decide what they are and thus play a hand in determining their fate. You will be presented with a range of information about each captive to enable you to then to argue a case with your fellow Tudorite Jurors to ascertain whether each character is a narcissist, narcissistic, normal or an empath. This will then allow you to cast a vote and seek to persuade others to vote in a particular way, so that at the end of the process (Christmas Day) the voting process will end and a determination made. Will the captive be found to be a nasty narc or evangelical empath? A needy narcissistic type or a nose to the ground normal?

You decide.

Thereafter, His Excellency Lord Chief Ultra Justice On High Most Magnificent (Abridged Title) HG Tudor will pronounce sentence for each character based on the finding attributed to them by you all.

Thus, stand by to argue with passion but always logic, look to the evidence and seek to move the hearts and minds of your fellow readers. These wretches fates lie in your hands.

So, let us bring up from the cells into the Ultra High Court of Tudor our first captive.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I give you Jack Frost and below a summary of information about this individual for the purposes of commencing your deliberations

Summary of Information Appertaining to Frost, Jack Overland

  1. Nips at your nose.
  2. And your fingers and toes.
  3. Causes problems for Gardners and farmers by either turning up too early or too late and wreaking havoc with plants and crops.
  4. Covers everything in sparkling white making it look most pretty.
  5. Entertains children by allowing them to run along ice and slide.
  6. Injures adults by causing them to fall over whilst walking to work
  7. Uses aliases of Old Man Winter, Grandfather Frost, Frostman, Frostwoman and Mrs Holle
  8. Gratefully supported by the double glazing industry
  9. Freezes shadows causes them to become their own living entities
  10. Known to cause problems for fairies by stealing important objects
  11. Reported as being kind to children
  12. Playful, energetic and labelled mischevious
  13. Attracts the ire of Dame Nature, usually around spring time
  14. Talented artist going through an extensive Fern On The Window period
  15. Reputed to be responsible for maintaining kind conditions for reindeer
  16. Froze out the malaria which spread during the American Civil War
  17. Disliked by gravediggers
  18. Sponsored by the undersoil heating industry
  19. Welcomed at Christmas when The Snow has failed to make an appearance
  20. Second Persona of the Magician Arcana and has Ice Break and Freeze Boost skills
  21. Provides makeshift freezer facilities for students


Now, over to you!


What do you find Jack Frost to be?

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46 thoughts on “HG´s Christmas Captives

  1. Peaceful says:

    Frost is a narcissist. He may look pretty, but he does nothing good.

  2. candacemarie says:

    I was worried that Santa was held captive as well but I just saw him riding through my neighborhood on top of a fire truck. So thankfully he is safe! 😀😀

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Where do you think that fire truck is taking him?

      1. Bubbles 🍾 says:

        Dear Mr Tudor,
        Where I am !
        We just had 43 degrees today, tomorrow 44 and then 45 and the rest of the country is going up to 50 degrees
        We need Jack Frost !
        Luv Bubbles xx 😘

        1. Kim e says:

          Bubbles. Come here if you want frost. It is currently 7 degrees at 0554 I will trade you for the fourties

          1. Bubbles 🍾 says:

            Dear Kim e,
            My bags are packed gorgeous !
            Gimme Jack anytime ❄️☃️❄️
            Luv Bubbles xx 😘

      2. candacemarie says:

        Haha 😀

  3. K says:

    however, his picture doesn’t do him any favors.

  4. K says:

    Based on the evidence, I am going with Narcissistic.

  5. njfilly says:

    Dear Mr. HG Tudor,
    I take my responsibility as juror very seriously, as I take all my responsibilities.

    1. This is his job.
    2. This is his job.
    3. I have not read his job description. I assume the amount and timing of snow and ice is at his discretion. I also assume he is not required to consider the difficulty it causes to earth and it can not be proved that he applies the snow specifically to cause any difficulty. So even though I sympathize with the farmers, this is his job.
    4. The beauty is just a byproduct of him having done his job.
    5. He doesn’t entertain the children. To be entertained, or not, by the application of ice (which is his job) is at the individual discretion of the children.
    6. He does not injure adults. He applies the ice and they are responsible for their own walking on it.
    7. I don’t believe he is breaking any laws by using aliases. Another alias he uses is Mr. Snow Miser.
    8. Industries are free to support him.
    9. The freezing of shadows is another byproduct of his work. The entities they become are narcissists.
    10. Stealing would not be an empathic trait. It’s possible he does this so he can hoover the fairies.
    11. Being kind to children is an empathic trait.
    12. These traits are also found in Mr. HG Tudor.
    13. What did he do to cause her ire? Dame Nature is responsible for her own feelings.
    14. I don’t know how to classify his talent for art as either empathic or narcissistic. I would say it could be either, or neither.
    15. I don’t believe he is actively maintaining these kind conditions, but it is another byproduct of his work.
    16. This was a byproduct of his work.
    17. He is not responsible for the difficulty caused to people by the work he is expected to perform.
    18. Industries are free to support him
    19. It’s good that he is welcomed.
    20. He has the necessary and required skills to perform his job duties.
    21. This is a byproduct of his work. Not something he provides.

    Given that he appears to have a mixture of both empathic and narcissistic traits I would classify Mr. Frost as a Super Empath. Also, being a supernatural entity he would have the capacity for the full range of emotions. Further, I understand he is in love with the Snow Queen.

    This is my verdict.

  6. Bubbles 🍾 says:

    Dear Mr Tudor,
    Your Excellency, if I may approach the bench ? Undisputed new evidence has come to light, Your Excellency
    Legend has it, as a boy, Jack sadly drowned after gallantly having saved his sister in a frozen lake that had cracked beneath her
    It stands to reason Your Excellency that makes him an “empath” and not guilty as charged and should be freed immediately from the Tudor Towers dungeon … with a full pardon, apology, compensation and eternal memories in his honour …I rest my case !
    Thank you Your Excellency
    Luv Bubbles xx 😘

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Interesting Bubbles, so if Jack died, then who the dickens is running around painting everything silver and white?

      1. Bubbles 🍾 says:

        Dear Mr Tudor, (Your Excelllency)
        Legend has it, after his death Jack was forgotten but his story continued, he came back to life as the “guardian of immortal beings” and frosts over everything to make you believe he still exists …. as Jack
        What can I say … it sounds cute !
        Haha ❄️☃️❄️
        Luv Bubbles xx 😘

      2. Bubbles 🍾 says:

        Dear Mr Tudor, (Your Excellency)
        PS …. character witness testimony Santa likes him 🎅🏼
        Luv Bubbles xx 😘

  7. Violetta says:

    There’s a certain amount of Seduction involved: luring children with joys of winter, only to torment them with its miseries when they become adults.

    However, he doesn’t gloat over their sufferings; he’s pretty much oblivious. I’m guessing high-functioning on the Autism spectrum: wants to please people, but not very good at reading emotions.

    “Their wails of anguish and forlorn plan for freedom drowned out by speakers playing Celine Dion over and over again.”

    Oh dear. You can be ruthless, HG.

    I feel like I went through a sort of initiation rite, having survived the dungeon, but the price of becoming a true Tudorista is a certain amount of PTSD….

  8. BL says:

    Jack nips at your nose, but it’s just a little cold, it doesn’t do any real damage and, therefore, doesn’t provide him any fuel. Yes, he can be a bit unpredictable, but he’s predictably unpredictable, and people should know that and be prepared for that normal personality trait.
    He brings joy to the children and provides perfect conditions for reindeer. If there are 2 things narcs dislike more than old people, it’s needy kids and animals.
    Does he “injure adults”, or are they just not careful where they step and then look for someone to blame for their falls?
    Jack plays second fiddle to snow and does not complain. Narcs are second to no one.

    My ruling: Jack is a normal

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Good points.

  9. Renarde says:

    Empath. And an aware one to boot. It’s almost as if hes read all of HGs works…

    All things that grow must also die. This is the natural cycle of life. I had a slight moment after all these behaviours where delineated where I did wonder. But what turned me is the last last point; Helping the Students.

    Its possible that a lot of you guys dont know that in the North of the UK, hanging bags of food outside of your halls of residence was a thing. From your windows.

    Cunning fellows would attempt to steal your bags of food. Of course, I now know who stole my food let alone my bike. Or my bracelet. Or who deliberately junked keys or watches. Pathetic.

    So yes, Jack Frost might nip at your toes but ultimately he gives the lesson that life is only ever loned to us.

    I think that’s the Empath lesson.

  10. MeMX says:

    Saludos desde Mexico HG 🙌

  11. WokeAF says:

    No IPPS, no IPSS? So if he were a narc he’d live mostly on NISS and NITS? Hmmm…

  12. FYC says:

    Your Honor, if it please the court, I would like to enter a motion for summary judgment on behalf of Mr. Frost.

    While it is true that Mr. Frost has many narcissistic traits, (nipping at nose, toes and the like; wreaking havoc with certain crops; lack of punctuality; the appearance of a sparkling facade), he fails to meet the legal standard of narcissist. The first rule of law for narcissists it to seek and maintain control and fuel. Mr. Frost (not to be confused with his narcissist cousin of the North, Mr. Permafrost) fails to meet this standard. While he may unpredictably appear without prior notice or invitation to commander the state of affairs, he is incapable of maintaining such control and quickly, at the touch of warmth, retreats and melts into a puddle of life-giving water. A narcissist would be repulsed by such weakness and lack of control. Narcissists do not cede control. As for fuel, while Mr. Frost is readily admired in the absence of snow, his beautiful artistry is appreciated and his slippery surface is adored by children, Mr. Frost doest not actively seek nor depend upon this admiration. These aspects of Mr. Frost are entirely coincidental attributes of his existence. In summary, the prima facie evidence is incontrovertible. I therefore I am entering a motion for summary judgement of narcissistic in the case of Mr. Frost.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Well reasoned FYC

      1. FYC says:

        Thank you, HG. It was a thought-provoking and fun exercise. I too enjoyed number 14.

    2. Renarde says:



      1. FYC says:

        Haha, you are most kind Renarde. It was a fun exercise. I liked your observation about life and frost being transitory. So true. Your comment about empaths made me think more of weaponized empaths. When well prepared, frost is not a factor and may even be appreciated from afar. If unaware or caught unsuspecting and ill prepared, one might suffer frost bite.

        1. Renarde says:


          Deep words. Deep.

          Tou must remember of course that HG likes his games. Thsts all good and cook but we need the awareness that they ate being played.

  13. Notme! says:

    A bit of entitlement in regard to time keeping and cyclical nature to his interactions which includes long respites and AST’s. Magical thinking and painting pretty pictures that are inevitably short lived and unsustainable due to lack of substance. Ultimately harmless to most.

    Narcissitic because of the above but not essentially manipulative and controlling.

    1. HG Tudor says:


      1. Notme! says:

        I’m sticking to my rationale on this but adding the presence of facade management and coterie. My new conclusion is twatty midrange Narc

  14. Kiki says:

    my first impression he is definately not a Narc. Jack frost is satysfied beeing, happy with what he does. Playful and energetic by himself. He has so much fun on his own. Loves others using his qualities for their purposes, beeing useful. More like an Empath… or normal?

  15. lisk says:

    Jack’s a Nose-to-the-Ground (literally) Normal.

    He’s just doing his job.

    I may not love him in the Winter, but the fewer the mosquito bites on my legs in July, the more I love him in the Summer.

  16. Whitney says:

    You bring so much joy over Christmas HG 🎀🎄💝

    1. HG Tudor says:

      I am just a giving kind of guy, what can I say?

  17. Christopher Jackson says:

    I chose narcisstic because he has some ok things but at the same time he does things that might done because he just mad the narcissism isnt a way a life it seemed to be just a choice I would have need to see more bad thank good that is my verdict HG. Ultimately you know your kind so your answer awaits.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Thank you CJ.

  18. Chihuahuamum says:

    He creates the cold so hes a narcissist in my eyes 😄

    1. Christopher Jackson says:

      Same here lmao!!!!!!!!! I was thinking the same thing I’m like why you gotta be cold.

  19. WhoCares says:

    This just made me giggle…love numbers 14 and 21.
    A fun excercise HG!

    1. HG Tudor says:

      It is all about the learning WC.

  20. E. B. says:

    So glad you are giving us these exercises since there is still so much to learn.
    Although not sure, I voted Normal for the following reasons:
    He is mischievous and I have understood this is meant in a playful way, but not wicked or evil.
    Nowhere does it say he has been asked to stop. I guess he hasn’t so he continues being naughty such as in No. 3, 6, 10 etc.
    He is kind to children and animals. He seems to have emotional empathy such as in No. 11, 15, 16, even though not enough developed.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Useful observations EB.

      1. E. B. says:

        Thank you.

  21. ThePolicyOfTruth says:

    Omg how much fun is this?!

    I am sitting in the car right now so I shall partake when I get back to my desk.

    HG you amaze me sometimes!

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Your civic duty awaits.

  22. NarcAngel says:

    I am using the following evidence for determination:

    Nipping at fingers, nose, and toes as a reminder he is just there and in need of a little warmth but with no real ill intention or harm.
    Shows up when he wants with little regard to timing in relation to others. Sure some crops may be damaged, but his ill timing on occasion was instrumental in the creation of the ice wine industry, so there has come some good from it in the end and people should focus on that.
    That his work is beautiful and others appreciate it is a gift, but he readily shares.
    He provides the surface. That children enjoy it and adults are not cautious enough is a matter for them.
    He is unbothered by what you call him. He knows who he is.
    He cares not the problems of fairies, the opinions of gravediggers.
    Sometimes that old bitch Dame Nature needs to be brought down a peg or two, but Jack’s interference is minimal and she quickly recovers to reign supreme, so all is not lost.
    He is kind to children at Christmas in the provision of entertainment on slick surfaces and maintaining the proper conditions for reindeer to deliver, but it is more of a byproduct of his efforts as he is not going excessively out of his way to do so.

    I see: Beauty and knowing his worth without lording it, a little entitlement but not excessive, the provision of entertainment and goodwill for all to share in, and mischief but no malice.

    Your Honour, I offer to the Court: Narcissistic.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Well argued NA.

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