Christmas Carol, A


noun

a story (1843) by Dickens.

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Cultural definitions for Christmas Carol, A

A Christmas Carol

(1843) A story by Charles Dickens about the spiritual conversion of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge. At first, Scrooge scoffs at the idea of Christmas with a “Bah, humbug!” After the appearance of the ghost of his stingy partner, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, Scrooge reforms and offers help to the crippled boy Tiny Tim, son of Scrooge's clerk, Bob Cratchit.

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