A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
I almost feel as though I don’t need to provide a summary for this book, but I will, from the Chapters website:
With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience.
It is the one book that every year will warm our hearts with favorite memories of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future-and will remind us with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love.
I hadn’t read this book since I was in grade 8, over 10 years ago, but I wanted to read something Christmas themed this month, and this was an excellent choice. Over the years I’ve seen a few film adaptations, my favourite being the Muppet’s version with Michael Caine as Scrooge, and on reading this, I was impressed with how close the films were to the book. I suppose as it isn’t a long book, there may not have been too much material that had to be cut.
It’s an excellent story, with some spooky moments, particularly when Marley’s ghost and the third spirit appear, and I love Christmas, so of course I love and recommend this book! If you are looking for a classic Christmas read, you can’t go wrong with this!