Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Book review: A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens



After the stories in Matthew, Mark and Luke, perhaps the best-known Christmas story is that of Ebenezer Scrooge. I've seen every version of A Christmas Carol that I could find, and however true to the story they are, they still miss details, small bits of the magic of description or language, that make the original special.

It's a short read, perfect for these pressed-for-time days before the holiday. Spending an hour with the Cratchits helps to remind us that we really don't need a twelve-foot tree and animatronic reindeer to enjoy the best part of the season.

Since the best things in life are free, and better when they're shared, here's a link to the full text. Don't settle for less.

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