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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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Published by Bantam Classics on November 26, 2002

Rating: four-stars

Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads:

"Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebeneezer Scrooge feels about Christmas--until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is reminded of what it means to have love in his heart, and what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. A timeless story the whole family will enjoy!

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!


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