A perennial Christmas favorite, Charles Dickens’ classic continues to enchant readers with the redemption tale of lonely and perpetually cranky Ebenezer Scrooge. A Christmas Carol introduces Scrooge as an acidic, malevolent man, driven by greed and lacking compassion for the less fortunate. The date is Christmas Eve, and the ghost of his long-deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, visits Scrooge, warning him of a doomed future if he does not change his cynical ways. Throughout the ensuing evening, three ghosts visit Scrooge: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. All three ghosts endeavor to show Scrooge the error of his ways, forcing him to reflect on how his past has shadowed his present mind, and more dramatically, how his present character will lead to a bitterly lonely future. A Christmas Carol is a beautiful tale that highlights the importance of relationships, and delves into the true meaning of Christmas.