Christmas literature


Dickens

From A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (1843) Early in the novel, Ebenezer Scrooge is speaking to two men who are trying to solicit a donation to the poor. When he says he’ll donate “nothing,” they ask if he wishes to remain anonymous. “I wish to be left alone,” said Scrooge. “Since you ask me…


It’s a Wonderful Movement

Now a popular classic movie for the season, It’s a Wonderful Life shows George Bailey standing on a snow-covered bridge, ready to kill himself by jumping into the icy river below. Defining himself by his failures, at the height of his despair, he was visited by an angel who showed him what the world would have…