“Beautiful, classic Christmas story! Love it. ”Sara Rayne wrote this review Sunday, November 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoy Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol in particular. He brings the holiday season of 19th century London to life like no other author I've read. You can taste and smell the foods, hear the chatter of family and friends as they gather to celebrate and feel the joy of the season despite despicable old Ebenezer Scrooge. How could Scrooge help but become one with his brethren? A Merry Christmas and God bless us every one!”Lee B. wrote this review Friday, October 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've read the book and I saw the movie. They were both average.”PhoebeB wrote this review Wednesday, September 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Everyone knows the story of A Christmas Carol. We’ve seen Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge, or the Muppets adaptation, or even the modernized Doctor Who special; regardless of what form you’ve seen it in, you know the story. Reading A Christmas Carol in its purest, truest form was an interesting experience, because the one thing the movies don’t portray – can’t portray – is the language in which Charles Dickens creates the mood, the setting, and the characters. The movie adaptations for the most part stay strictly true to the novel, which means there is very little in the way of surprises and the moment of warmth at the end is dulled by the feeling that we’ve seen it already.”ToastKat wrote this review Tuesday, September 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love A Christmas Carol. I've read it over and over. It is one of those stories that I will never grow tired of.”Erika T wrote this review Friday, September 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There are many classics I've never read, and I'm glad that this game gave me a chance to finally actually read this well-known story, just so I can say I have read it! Dickens absolutely bored in in high school and college, and I'm not sure but I think this is the first time I've read a Dickens from beginning to end. Probably will be the only one, and only because it is so short! But it was an enjoyable read, and I can see why it was and still is so popular. I was also fascinated with all the references of the period - the different foods described, and the games played.
I doubt anyone needs a synopsis of this famous story, but for the sake of following the game's rules, here we go: Rich old Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, crotchety, greedy miser that no one loves. One Christmas eve he is visited by the ghost of his 7-years-dead business partner, Jacob Marley, who apparently is spending eternity in misery for all his sins, dragging chains. Jacob warns Scrooge that he will receive 3 ghostly visitors, and that this will be his chance to change in order to avoid the same unhappy fate. Scrooge is taken on a tour of his life and the lives of people he has affected by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. And of course in the expected happy ending the experience causes him to have a complete change of heart and he becomes the opposite of what he was, and lives the rest of his life much happier, improving the lots of his employees and family as well.
Throughout the story it was the image of Patrick Stewart and his rendition of the role that kept going through my head, which helped make it a pleasant read. One of these days I hope to catch Stewart's one-man play of this story on stage!”
“Worst Book ever. I'm not sure why 3 of my past teachers have made me read it and drama clubs do the play so much its just such a short boring story.”Miranda McCarthy wrote this review Friday, September 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the much portrayed classic tale of redemption after a miserable miser realizes the error of his ways after some ghostly visits. Dickens has a lot to say about his society and the treatment of the downtrodden in this cautionary tale. ”nuclearblonde wrote this review Monday, September 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It is a very weird book but it is different. It is a little frightening but I enjoyed it a bit.”celinesturquoise wrote this review Monday, September 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No