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Quicklet On Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
24 pp.
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When I was a child, December felt like the longest month of the year. Each day I opened a little window in the advent calender to see a bear, or package tied up with a red bow, and I counted how many days were left until the cherished morning of Christmas Eve. Along with the sweet taste of candy canes, the smell of the pine tree glowing in lights, and the unbearable excitement I felt viewing the growing pile of presents under the tree, a major highlight was watching A Muppet Christmas Carol on PBS each year. It was a sure sign that Christmas was just around the corner! My sister and I still love to watch it every year around Christmas, delighted by it's characters and the honest, heartfelt transformation of Michael Caine as Scrooge.

It wasn't until many years later that I found the book A Christmas Carol in my Christmas stocking, a gift from my father. I was amazed by the ease and beauty of the writing. I expected Charles Dickens to be rather dry, but instead it was lively and exciting. Reading it again as an adult, I am always struck by how accessible the book is, easily enjoyed by both children and adults, with a message that has come to embody the spirit of Christmas.

This short little book, not even 100 pages, has become one of the most beloved and enduring Christmas stories in the English-speaking world, a persistent nudge to be a better person, enjoy life as we live it, to cherish those dear to us. The joy of life and the hope of redemption remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas.


Estelle Wagner grew up in Napa, California. She attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she graduated with concentrations in Latin American Political Studies and Dance. She currently lives with her husband in Buenos Aires, Argentina and enjoys traveling, dancing, and reading.

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