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A CHF.ISXI'A.S CARO!. CHAA:LES DICKEIIS th e Cn rist io Cht is t nas . , "rt rest ore s rrr]le nan rno irverted clristnas" Evety year I feel vaguely ashamed by ny om Chljstmas consmpiion, even before I €nrba.k o n the day o f Mss-foo d oblit er at ion, Thes e days, I slruggle to rdenber rhe rine when I w ould s te aL th jus t o ut t o t he lounqe to e n s u re san ta h as ra is ed his c holes t er ol wiih hone b aked go od s , I digr es s ; bef o. e I slip too deep into sentinentaLity and get h o p elessly l:o pic... ofi 4 Cn. is t nas c ar ol is c r a r dblt h - -o s ov 6o . hr ' s r r a\ s o I o all Line, which is why I would neve! attenpt to leview it. consider this rad)le a n o de !o the p ore r of t he s t or y . pub lish ed !'irsr in 1843, t he s t or y has i n t e grat€d its wa y int o ou. c ut t ux al h o l i d ay herita ge a nd h as been r ev iv ed again p lays, a n d again id f iLns and t elev is ion ye ar s h o ws. In publis hed. the it was Fng ud" axp6 ia .in 9 .. @ jo. r ^. u. q" -rd t rn the cele bra tio! ol Chr is t m s . New t r a d i t ions like th e C hlis t nas r r ee add t he 'h ' s m" s s ^ d . nq or d' ds har on l e n e rging. son eh ow Dic lens , nov el bec m e c a u ght up in lhe festirit ies . I n m y hunble opinlon 11 ChtjsttuaE Carai is far fion D i c k e ns' b est wo .k, bui it c apt ur es @ny g re a t aspe cts of h is w r it ing and is a g. ear class ic r eading. FL a c e t o co men ce e v e r yone l<no Ns the ne c hanic s of ihis t ar e; t h re e co ax Eb enez ei Sc r ooge oui of thosts h i s niserable , skint, bleak wo! 1d, I would 1or ro do with his utrinare redenption; but jus t I t h ink t he o ld b astar d r ear is es r har : ni s e ry go inq get y ou is n ot to an rP o ra i\ dmo ..t o m o . lar o or / our a . p' -l . w cr :n rh1840' s k - s d pr . .t 'hjs

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