A Christmas Carol

As Christmas-time came around this year, it dawned on me that I have yet to read the classic story of Charles Dickens’s  A Christmas Carol before. So I borrowed an older copy from the library where the cover seemed more vintage than current ones.

We all know the story – a rich bitter old man is met by the spirit of the Past, Present, and Future on Christmas Eve.

The story itself is short at about a hundred pages, give or take a few if your book included illustrations like this particular book does, as if it was meant to be read aloud on Christmas day as everyone gathered around the crackling fireplace drinking hot cocoa sprinkled with marshmallows.

I assumed it would be an easy read for me, but it took me days to muster the strength to finish the story. Perhaps it was the old English that required a certain level of concentration, making it unsuitable to be read right before bedtime. Perhaps it was that I already knew the story, making it not quite the page-turner of a book. But whatever the reason, it was a slower read than normal.

But with the reminding that we all need, or maybe just me, that the holiday season is all about cherishing the friends and family that we have, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge is a staple around the holidays for a reason.

All in all, I am glad to have added another classic story to my list of books I’ve read.

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.’’

A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge

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15 Comments

  1. Amy Arnold
    December 27, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I haven’t ever read the book either. Good for you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. Olivia
    December 27, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    I have to say I have never read A Christmas Carol… such a fun way to get in the holiday spirit though!
    -Olivia
    http://www.missoliviasays.com

  3. December 28, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I know what you mean about the old English! I actually remember loving the book though it took time for me to read as a young girl trying to guess what some of the old English words meant, hahaha

    The pictures are gorgeous and the book design looks all lovely and vintage.

    p.s. Happy Holidays to you!

    ♥ Charms | à la Charms

    • admin
      Author
      December 29, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Happy holidays, Charmaine!

  4. December 28, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I definitely think the old English would be a struggle for me! I like this idea though, I’ll have to try and remember to do this next year!
    xo, Allie
    http://www.champagne-tuesdays.com

  5. December 31, 2017 / 3:46 am

    I have read the book although it’s been ages ago! This year I happened to turn on the movie and couldn’t stop watching. I’m a little sad the season is winding down already:(

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

    • admin
      Author
      January 2, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      I know what you mean! Twelve more months until the next time Christmas rolls around is definitely too long.

    • admin
      Author
      January 2, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      Ah, glad to hear it!

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