A Christmas Carol Book and Charm (Charming Classics)

Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say,
with gladsome looks, "My dear Scrooge, how are you?

When will you come to see me?"

No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle,
no children asked him what it was o'clock,
no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired
the way to such and such a place, of Scrooge....

But what did Scrooge care?

It was the very thing be liked.

On a cold, blustery Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge toils in his countinghouse, unable to give a kind word to a single soul. He cares nothing for the spirit of giving, shouting "Bah!" and "Humbug!" at the very mention of the holiday. But four ghostly visitors come to show him a different way, opening Scrooge's heart to kindness and charity, fraternity and goodwill -- a lesson he takes to Christmas and beyond.

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By Renato (São Paulo, Brazil) · ★★★★☆ · December 30, 2014
One should never judge a book by its cover, but this edition surely deserves an award for ugliest and laziest book cover ever made (should we start a contest?), which is a shame since a theme like Christmas is quite easy to illustrate and has a lot of recognizable symbols and its own emblems that... ...more
By Valerie (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 25, 2015
A short classic, during the holidays, well why not?

The only problem I had with the book was that I had to really concentrate on the writing. I didn’t have to drag along like I used to when I read books like this but I don’t think I could enjoy the book as much because I was confused at what Dick... ...more
By Alejandro (San Jose, Costa Rica) · ★★★★★ · December 25, 2013
I can't tell how many times I have watched some adaptation or another of this classic story. Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, the Real Ghostbusters, live action films, animated TV specials, etc... since this is one of the most adapted stories of all time. A truly Christmas classic. And... ...more
By Barry (Cork, Ireland) · ★★★★☆ · October 19, 2014
This is just fabulous, obviously. The ending may be a tad optimistic for Dickens but oh well. This is an amazingly quick read, if you don't read it in one sitting then there is no hope for you. This story really epitomises Christmas and is an easy place to start with Dickens if you haven't done s... ...more
By Jean (The United Kingdom) · ★★★★★ · March 10, 2015

"Bah! Humbug!"

Who does not recognise this expostulation, and the old curmudgeon who spat it out. The very name "Scrooge" has entered the vernacular to indicate a mean-spirited skinflint.

"Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge, a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, c... ...more