This is one of my favorite pieces of literature/ Christmas book. It is my personal tradition to read this book every year around Christmas time.

“Bah Humbug!” The two words Scrooge uses to describe the Christmas holiday, and his most famous response to the greeting “Merry Christmas.” Scrooge, the most unforgettable character in all of literature, is a personification rather than a character. He is selfish, greedy, and a miser. It would be very appropriate to say that he is a locked savings vault with the ability to walk, talk, and function in everyday life. Unimpressionable in his old age, Scrooge remains emotionally impervious to the delight and merriment of every one else around him.My Christmas spirit is still renewed as I turn the pages and immerse myself in the cold tome of the story. Snow and ice are both elements in the story that contribute to the overall tone of the story, not to mention represent Scrooge’s unfeeling heart.

Let’s take a look at a few passages that are draw my attention the most:

” a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink and means of warmth. We choose this time because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.” Stave 1 pg. 7

“God bless you merry gentlemen! May nothing you dismay!” Stave 1 pg. 9

“I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made the it link by link and yard by yard. I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it. Is its pattern strange to you?”

What an interesting reflection of Scrooge’s nature! Further memories in the story of Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future warm our hearts as we embody the Christmas Spirit. This story reminds us of the tears, laughter, joy, and love that accompany the Christmas Spirit.

 

 

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