A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Considering this story was written in the 1800’s, it’s extremely good and has always been a favourite of mine (well the movie has, this is the first time I’ve read the book). The wording was a bit difficult for me to grasp at times, but it was fitting for it’s the time it was written and the era the story was set in.
I must admit that “Scrooge: The Musical” is one of my all time favourite movies. I literally drive my family crazy with my passion to watch it most Christmases. Since the loss of my son just over three years ago, I haven’t watched the movie since…however, this year I feel the urge to watch it again – in memory of those Christmases when my boys were young and still believed in Santa. I must be feeling nostalgic.
So I knew the story well when I started reading the book and was surprised that the book differs to the movie in a lot of ways, yet the two are so similar in other ways. It really is a magical story and I read the book because it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. And besides that, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit.
A Christmas Carol is a story that everyone should read at least once. It’s excellent and it’s quite short (only five chapters) so it doesn’t take too long to read. I recommend this story to everyone who wants to believe in the magic of Christmas.