Ebenezer Scrooge is mean, stingy, and cares about no one (possibly not even himself). He is visited by the ghost of his long-dead partner, Jacob Marley, who warns Scrooge that he will soon be visited by three ghosts. The first ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past, shows him what was (and gives insight into why Scrooge is the way he is). The second ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Present, shows him what is (and gives insight into how other people view Scrooge). The third and final ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Be, show him what will, or may, be. Scrooge is truly a changed man from these visits ensuring that Christmases yet to be will be truly happy for Scrooge and many others.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is always a delight to read. The story is ultimately a happy one and reads very fast. It’s a nice reminder that how one is today is not how one must always be and we can change our future if we don’t like the path we are on. A Christmas Carol is great read-aloud for families at Christmas and any time.
5 (out of 5) Stars
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