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A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

1. It’s Christmas Eve. Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas.

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2. He loves counting money and hates spending it. 

3. He won’t even pay for coals for the fire. His clerk, Bob Cratchit shivers.

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4. At his apartment that night, he is shocked to find the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley.

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5. Marley warns him about living the same greedy and self-serving life he did, telling Scrooge he will, like him, be condemned to walk the Earth in chains for eternity.

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6. Marley tells Scrooge he will be visited by three spirits that night.

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7. So Scrooge falls into a deep sleep.

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8. He wakes to the Ghost of Christmas Past. She is very small and young.

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9. They revisit his childhood and the moment his fiancé Belle leaves him because of his love for money. It is very moving.

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10. The second ghost comes along: The Ghost of Christmas Present. He is very jolly.

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11. The ghost shows him what Christmas festivities are like, and Scrooge has a great time.

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12. He shows Scrooge the Cratchit family preparing for Christmas this year and Scrooge sees Bob Cratchit’s crippled son, Tiny Tim. It is very moving.

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13. The ghost shows him two children of the present, Ignorance and Want (very creative), and leaves him to ponder these poor children as the third ghost comes along.

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14. Ghost Number Three: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. He is very creepy.

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15. The ghost shows him strange scenes about an unnamed man’s death. People are arguing over his estate and celebrating his death.

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16. The unnamed man turns out to be Scrooge himself. It is very moving.

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17. Scrooge begs the ghost to alter his fate and promises to change.

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18. Scrooge wakes up in his own bed. It’s Christmas Day.

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19. He sends a turkey to the Cratchits and surprises his nephew by coming to his Christmas party.

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20. And over the years, he holds true to his promise. He gives to the poor, treats tiny Tim as his own child, and honors Christmas every year.

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