Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Fairy tale
Ebenezer Scrooge is an old man, who is well-known for his miserly ways.On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts, starting with his old business partner, Jacob Marley. The three spirits which follow, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, show Scrooge how his mean behaviour has affected those around him. At the end of the story, he is relieved to discover that there is still time for him to change and we see him transformed into a generous and kind-hearted human being.
“Bah," said Scrooge, "Humbug.” This is my favourite Christmas read. Or I should probably say - my favourite Christmas story in general. I love every movie adaptation of Dickens' work almost as much as the book herself. This is a story of the only person in the 19th century London who is not affected by Christmas cheer. Scrooge is cold, bitter and cruel. As the action develops we can see how he completely changes his values. How he grows his moral backbone, figuratively speaking. One of the best things about "A Christmas Carol" is the fact that it's extremely universal. The message is still as relevant as it was in the Victorian era. The only thing that matters it what we give to others, how we live with them, how we treat them, what kind of people we are. It's strange how many wise thoughts can be contained in such a short novel. It's a beautiful and touching read - perfect for December.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
“No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused”