Ebenezer Scrooge is a penny-pinching miser in the first degree. He cares nothing for the people around him, and for him mankind exists only for the money that can be made through exploitation and intimidation. He particularly detests Christmas, which he views as "a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer". On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who died seven Christmas Eves ago.
Marley, a miser from the same mold as Scrooge, is suffering the consequences in the afterlife and hopes to help Scrooge avoid his fate. He tells Scrooge that he will be haunted by three spirits. These three spirits, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and
future, succeed in showing Scrooge the error of his ways. His glorious reformation complete, Christmas morning finds Scrooge sending a Christmas turkey to his long-suffering clerk, Bob Cratchit, and spending Christmas day in the company of his nephew, Fred, whom he had earlier spurned.
This updated classic will entertain the young and old alike.
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