It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge – a grumpy, miserable old miser- sits in his frigid counting house, with his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit. Scrooge dislikes the Christmas season and spits out a bitter “Bah, Humbug” to everyone that wishes him “Merry Christmas” including his own nephew.
Shaken by what the spirits show him, Scrooge vows to change his ways- his Christmas spirit renewed -whooping in the street in his nightgown (which I found hilarious as a littlie) and spoiling not only poor Bob Cratchit, but Bob’s family as well. As a reader, it’s truly heart-warming to see a character you have been set up to dislike turn into someone you would actually invite to dinner.
The other thing I love most about this story, is that it shows how a little love and kindness can go a long way. Poor Bob Cratchit, who, let’s face it, had a pretty miserable existence working for grumpy old Scrooge, did the best he could to provide his family with the finest Christmas he could afford. A window into the lives of the poor of the time, your heart really goes out to them and when Scrooge finally comes through, you really feel a sense of joy.
Perfect for giving you joyous Christmas #feels, A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic that everyone should read at least once.