Jen's Christmas- A Christmas Carol

November 29, 2010

A Christmas Carol
By: Charles Dickens

What's Christmas reading without one of the most famous Christmas books of all? I read this book several years ago, and have decided I need to read it every year at Christmas time. For me, this book truly reminds me that Christmas spirit and the importance of Christmas is not depended on money. It isn't about how fancy or plentiful your decorations are. It isn't about how many presents you get or receive. No, it's about being with those you love and being truly grateful for that.

The Tiny Tim storyline is a little sad, but I found comfort in knowing all turns out well. My favorite part is still the final chapter, when Scrooge awakens to Christmas day a new man. I love reading his joy and excitement that was never there before. I also loved seeing how people in that time period spent Christmas. There were no presents, or few of them. There were lots of people coming together the enjoy whatever food there was and each other.

If you haven't read it before, I encourage you to. It's a quick read that is well worth it. May it touch your heart and soul like it has for so many others. Like Tiny Tim says, "God Bless us, Every One!"

2 comments:

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on November 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM said...

I feel encouraged to read it, alright.:) I can't understand why I haven't read it in the first place. I have to try to read it before this year is out. I truly love its message.

Jen on November 29, 2010 at 9:01 PM said...

I hope you do read it, I would love to read your thoughts. I agree with you, I love the message it gets across. A heart warming way to start the season!

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