Read the ultimate Christmas story of hope and redemption behind the recent BBC TV adaptation
Ebenezer Scrooge despises Christmas. He has no time for festivities or goodwill toward his fellow men and is only interested in money.
Then, on the night of Christmas Eve, his life is changed by a series of ghostly visitations that show him some bitter truths about his choices.
Discover Dickens's most influential book and one of the world’s favourite Christmas reads.
INCLUDES 'THE CHIMES' AND 'THE HAUNTED MAN'
The cheerful poverty of the Cratchit family in A Christmas Carol, is a sure-fire tear-jerker. At one public reading by Dickens in Boston, there were "so many pocket handkerchiefs it looked as if a snowstorm had gotten into the hall"
It has it all: a spooky ghost story, a heartwarming redemption and a great plot with a satisfyingly happy ending
A story which, perhaps more than any other, sums up the spirit of the British Christmas
But that story endures and retains the power to move us because it speaks to the human heart, and gives us hope when hope is fading
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