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Lessons to Remember These Holidays from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

  A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens is one of the most well-known and well-loved Christmas stories of all time. If you haven't read it, the story is based around a miserly employer called Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghostly apparition of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. During these visits, Scrooge's attitudes towards others and Christmas change significantly. So, what lessons from A Christmas Carol - a book written in 1843 - should we keep in mind as we approach the holidays in 2021? Treat Others With Kindness Oh, that poor Bob Cratchit! Scrooge is so hateful and mean to his employee, Cratchit, that by berating him verbally and keeping him in the cold and the dark (literally), it is such a stark contrast to his nephew Fred's behaviour.  Fred is a lovely character, one who reminds us to reach out to those in our lives at Christmas who we may not be on the best terms with. He treats Scrooge wit
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