"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is the perfect combination of Halloween and Christmas, in my opinion. It could be considered the original Nightmare Before Christmas, which means I automatically love it! This story is always a good reminder about the more important aspects of the holiday season.

Things to consider and discuss about this read are:
  • People who love to warn humanity to keep its distance
  • Making a business of Charity, Mercy, Forbearance, and Benevolence
  • The children of Man represented as Ignorance and Want
  • Living with the Spirit of Christmas all year long


  1. It totally is a classic. I'm ashamed to admit that I read it for the first time only a year ago.

    But, I'm excited because my little brother is cast in the play of The Christmas Carol at the Hale Center Theater this year. So I'll get to go become more cultured and support my little brother at the same time.

  2. I need to reread this one! So good!! I also enjoy seeing the play over at the Hale every year... Love Dickens. Love your literary posts!

  3. The Hale does a great job with their annual production: it's a fun holiday tradition to have, that's for sure!