Christmas Book of the Day
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In these pages we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: 'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart'.
This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. On the journey we take with Scrooge we encounter a rich array of Dickensian characters including the poor Cratchit family with the ailing Tiny Tim and the generous and jolly Fezziwig.When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he fashioned an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. It is a timeless classic and the story’s uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published. (Description from Amazon.co.uk)
Christmas Word of the Day
Father Christmas, also known as Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is a legendary character originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve or during the early hours of Christmas Day... and coal to naughty children.
Did you know?
Donald Duck, a Christmas tradition...
A large part of Sweden's population watches Donald Duck cartoons every Christmas Eve!
Every year since 1959 at 3pm on Christmas Eve, Sweden sits down in front of the television for a family viewing of the 1958 Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul (Donald Duck and his friends wish you a Merry Christmas), screened on Sweden's main public television channel, TV1