Day: December 22, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Christmas Carol

Friends of the blog know I have a bit of a Christmas Carol obsession.  Last year on my movie blog I did an entire month of watching 35 different versions of Christmas Carol.

Every year I make sure to go to Christmas Carol at Hale Theater Orem.  It makes the season for me and it is one of my favorite books, and I read it every year during the Christmas season.   Here’s another post I wrote all about Christmas Carol.

Why do I love it so much?  I guess I love stories of redemption and that nobody is a lost cause. It reminds me of what happens when we forget about Christ (or Christmas) and how we can find him again through the sacrifice of our friends.  It’s about looking at our past, present and future to change and grow.  It’s one of those stories that is almost impossible for me to not like- even Tori Spelling version I like! (But there are a few versions I don’t like.  I’m talking to you Ghost of Girlfriends Past!)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

christmas carol bookAnyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

Here’s my teaser from  of Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens page 33:

It was a great surprise to Scrooge, while listening to the moaning of the wind, and thinking what a solemn thing it was to move on through the lonely darkness over an unknown abyss, whose depths were secrets as profound as death: it was a great surprise to Scrooge, while thus engaged, to hear a hearty laugh.

I love that quote! What imagery and it is a small moment where Scrooge starts to notice things like laughter where he had missed it before (it is Fred’s laughter which he shunned earlier in the day). Reading this book again makes me want to finally tackle some of the more challenging Dickens like David Copperfield and Nicholas Nickleby. Have you read any of those?  What Dickens have you read?  I have read Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, Oliver, and Tale of Two Cities and I love them all with Christmas Carol and Great Expectations being my favorite.  I would also love to read Little Dorrit one of these days.

Do you read Christmas Carol during the holidays?  Do you watch a version of the movie?  Why does the story ring true for you? Why do you think it still remains a classic all these years later?

Let’s talk about it and what are you reading right now? If any of you do the Teaser Tuesdays please let me know!

Here are my top 10 versions of Christmas Carol