A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 

Ebenezer Scrooge; an old man who hates Christmas is visited by four ghosts. The ghost of his late business partner Jacob Marley, the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present and the ghost of Christmas future. After his experiences with these ghosts Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning filled with love and joy. A changed man, Scrooge is now kind and generous. The living embodiment of Christmas.

The edition I own isn’t the one pictured above. My edition has been passed down to me so it is much-loved and unfortunately missing its cover. It contains A Christmas Carol, the Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth. Much loved Christmas tales, with great illustrations sprinkled throughout.

I truly love this story. It usually takes me a few pages to get into the flow of the writing, which really isn’t a surprise since it was written in 1843. I read this book every year at Christmas time and it never fails to move me.

The core values of this book; kindness, compassion and generosity are timeless and should be practiced all year round, not just a Christmas.

While reading this book it is easy to see why it is such a much-loved Christmas story. It’s heartfelt, heartwarming and truly represents what Christmas should be about.

I whole heartedly believe everyone should read this book at least once in their lifetime; once a year would be even better. If you haven’t read this book or it’s been awhile, make sure you add it to your Christmas 2017 TBR pile.

In the spirit of A Christmas Carol: I hope you and your family have a Magical Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Merry Christmas.

❤ Gem

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