a short novel by CharlesDickens about an unpleasant old man called Scrooge who hates to spend money. On Christmas Eve several ghosts visit him to warn him about what will happen if he does not change. When he wakes up the next morning, he becomes a happy generous person, especially to his worker Bob Cratchit and Cratchit's sick son, Tiny Tim.
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