I don’t think I can do without the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his Christmas Eve journey of redemption at this time of year.
Many of the familiar things we enjoy about the Christmas holiday sprang from that story; wishing someone a “Merry Christmas,” for example! And, when you call someone a “Scrooge”, exclaim “God bless us, everyone!”, or utter the phrase “Bah Humbug”, everyone knows what you mean.
I’ll admit I enjoy every incarnation of the tale.
I’ve been in the habit of re-reading the story the last couple of Christmas’. And you can too, for free! Google Books and the University of Virginia have kindly published them online.
Amazon offers it for the Kindle for free and over at Barnes & Noble it’s a meer $0.99