Monday, 26 December 2016

CHRISTMAS ACCORDING TO CHARLES DICKENS


A Christmas Carol  is a novella published by Charles Dickens in  1843. It’s the most important in the series, The Christmas Book.

It is one of the most famous and touching Christmas stories in the world.  It is the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, a man who loves money and hates everything and everyone else. On Christmas Eve, in his cold, dark house,  he is visited  by three ghosts:  Christmas past, current and future. They take him on a journey from which he will return a different man. His life will change forever.




The story of Ebeneezer Scrooge,  as well as pleasant to read, proposes a moral and a reflection on life choices: individualism, human solidarity, openness to the possibilities offered by life, for example. 

Christmas is different every year for all of us and it’s different for every one.

Christmas for a  child is waiting for Santa Claus, Father Christmas (or Babbo Natale!) and for his presents.

For an adult, instead,  is to give gifts, best wishes and love to family and friends



For us, Alice and Martina,  Christmas is listening to our little cousins recite  the poems they have learnt at school, it’s seeing all our family gathered around  the same table  and eating the same food. 

Sometimes we take it for granted  but there’s always something special at Christmas, don’t you think so?

That’s  what Dickens wanted to tell his readers with his Carol. We must live Christmas and its emotions  fully giving and doing the best we can.  Every Christmas we make a choice,  even though we don’t realize . We choose people, friends, conversation, faith,  whether alone or surrounded by light and joy.

“I have always thought at  Christmas, when it comes, such a time of goodness; of kindness, of forgiveness, of love; the only time I know in the long calendar of the year when men and women seem to agree to open their closed hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were the companions on the journey to the grave , and not another race of creatures directed to other shores " 

Have you ever read this book? Have you watched films or cartoons based on this novella? Did you like them? And now… what’s Christmas to you?

Alice & Martina

29 comments:

  1. Good job Martina and Alice! Yesterday evening I watched Christmas Carol movie and it is a wonderful story! I watch this movie every Christmas with my sister.:-)

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  2. It is wonderful story.I love read it and see it.
    Good job girls! <3

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  3. Great job!I watched it at cinema when I was a child and I think it is one of the best Christmas films ever

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    1. Alessandro I agree with you this film is one of the Best christmas film ever!!!

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  4. They say Dickens as well as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert started the tradition of Christmas as we know it. It wasn't celebrated as we do now before them. Very good choice, girls.

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  5. I have watched the cartoon when I was younger and I have read the book too.
    I love the story❤
    For me Christmas is magic. I always spend Christmas with my family...This is the best thing😀

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy you answered the question "What's Christmas for you?" ❤

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  6. I've watched the movie many times and I have also read the book! I love this story!😍

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  7. Great job! I like the movie and I've watched it many times.

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  8. When I was a child I watched both the movie and the catoon based on this novella. Now, I'm going to read the book. I love this story , it is one of my favourite Christmas story!!

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    1. Yes! I think it's full of meaning.😍

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  9. I've watched The movie when I was a child but I've never read The book... I think this is a great Christmas story.
    You've done a good job girls!😘

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    1. Thank you Karina!!! I advise you to Read book, it is beautiful😘

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  10. I love this movie and the story is wonderfull, in my opinion it's an educational movie.

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  11. Charles Dickens is one of my fovourite writer. i read all his books and i love them. Christmas carol is a beautiful story but i've never watched the movie. great job girls!

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    1. All of them, Angela??? Awesome. I love him too. My favourite novel by Dickens is Great Expectations. What's yours?

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    2. Thank you Angela!!! Me too dickens is one of my favourite writer...

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  12. Grar job girls!! I've read the book recently and yesterday i saw the movie. I love them!!

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  13. Grar job girls!! I've read the book recently and yesterday i saw the movie. I love them!!

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  14. Great job!😊
    I've never watched the movie, but now i'm reading the book😘

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  15. Great job😘
    I've never watched the film, but now i'm reading the book😘

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  16. This story is spectacular and meaningful!😍
    I watched the cartoon many times and I've never tried to watch it (😍) instead I read the book during Christmas holidays.

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  17. I don't read many books, but I read this book 5 years ago!😂
    Good job girls!

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    1. You have had a great idea to read this book,Gabriele 💪

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