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A Christmas Carol

The Goodman ushers in this season of giving with their 35h installment of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.  Whether the show is a part of your holiday tradition, or if you’re new to Scrooge, the Cratchits, and Spirits of Dickens’ tale, the Goodman invites you to experience this classic holiday staple.

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

Below is the opening to Charles Dickens 1843 novella, “A Christmas Carol.”


I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.

Their faithful Friend and Servant,

–C. D. December, 1843.

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