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A Modern Christmas Carol

Updated on March 19, 2018

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A Modern Christmas Carol


What is Christmas about? Christians accepted Christ being born and destined to spare the world from our wrongdoings and to bring to humanity, peace, love, caring and good will to all. Nobody really knows the precise date of Jesus's conception; many church pioneers had contended and accepted that the world; made in late March in the spring, so excessively Jesus conceived on this date around March 28th. As Christianity was taking a hold of the Roman period, each winter the Romans celebrated in respecting the pagan God Saturn, the God of agriculture with merrymaking beginning on 17th December and ordinarily finished on or around 25th December. During, festivities, family and companions would exchange gifts which were a fun loving. It had been after the Roman Emperor Constantine 1 who converted over to Christianity and endorsed Christianity, whereby the congregation pioneers for the Emperor’s subjects changed over the agnostic's festivals of God Saturn to that of Jesus's birthday and moved the day to what we now know as Christmas Day.

St Nicholas

St Nicholas, Father Christmas, Santa Claus

Where did the thought of Father Christmas, Santa Claus originate from? It is actuality that Father Christmas, Santa Claus is a real person, the name got from St Nicholas Over the years who had been a Bishop in fourth century. Numerous stories emerged from this kind-hearted cleric St Nicholas, who needed to help the destitute and poor people.

There is an authentic story in St Nicholas' time, there was a young person a Nobleman's daughter of three female children; that she needed to have a dowry before she could wed her spouse. St Nicholas needed to help this poor Nobleman however he needed his liberality obscure by other folk and did not need praise for it. St Nicholas gave for the delight of giving, and this poor Nobleman got three sacks of gold through his window. The Nobleman discovered it had been St Nicholas who had helped this blessing to him for his daughters’ endowments; not long after this act of generosity by St Nicholas, gifts were often and anonymously given to St Nicholas. He wore cleric robes in his time, yet throughout the years until the twentieth century he began to show up in his red and white suit.

Christmas Past

We have learned from this brief historical fact, people around the world with beliefs of Christianity that peace and good will should prevail. Consolidation with the thought of Santa Claus for exchanging gifts; by spreading and expressing love and peace, caring that no-one on this festive season is left alone.

Christmas Present

The original doctrine of Christmas has gradually through the years have got commercialized along with the Sabbath. With the humdrum life people now don't spare a thought for the poor and destitute, they think and feel justified by giving to this charity and that charity, which is just fine. Be aware of your nearby neighbour most likely they will be on their own greet them cheerily or invite them for Christmas dinner, remember that child whom you know of and nobody appears to care about them. Being selfless to your adjacent neighbour and saving a thought for that child, you know of, could mean everything to them, just by you being concerned and caring, wanting to share your Christmas with them.

Christmas Future

Society's teachings of years passed by that Christmas is about good will and peace to men, caring and sharing has been lost in today's society commercializing everything at a cost, which is not intended this way to commend Christmas. Christmas comes but once a year, the human race ought to acknowledge Christmas all the year round sparing a thought for others giving with love. Our first thought at Christmas is contributing towards a charity; it would be ideal if you SPARE A THOUGHT TO YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR OR THAT Children THAT NO-ONE SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT so they are not alone this/at Christmas.

I have composed Charles Dickens ‘Christmas Carol’ to outline how today's population of the world is with their fellow neighbours; Charles Dickens, he was a man had been a sympathizer to poor people.

Santa Claus - Father Christmas

Charles Dickens


Charles Dickens himself

For folk who have not perused or seen a film of his works, here he is:-

Charles Dickens (Charles John Huffam Dickens), He was born in Landport, Portsmouth. 7 February 1812, died from a stroke on 9th June 1870. On his grave uncovers an engraving "He was a sympathizer to poor people, the affliction, and the persecuted, his passing, one of England's most prominent essayists is lost to the world."

The inscription composed on the site

One of England's Victorian finest writers’ that there ever was, composed remarkable books, which his works changed into T.V. Screen plays and movies. Oliver Twist is one of my most favourite of his works. To name, but just name a few; The Old Curiosity Shop; David Copperfield; Hard Times; an alternate most loved of mine, A Christmas Carol.

A Christmas Carol


A Christmas Carol - Sometimes know as Scrooge. This is Scrooge the Musical Starring Albert Finney


A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions)
A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions)

This book tells the story about a victorian gentleman Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three christmas ghosts.


A Christmas Carol - Scrooge

A Christmas Carol or Scrooge as it is at times called, about a Victorian man called Ebenezer Scrooge, whom throughout his life, through his own insecurities had forgotten what Christmas is about.

Scrooge's perspective on Christmas was a humbug, " let the children be put into orphanages and workhouses, let the sick and penniless die, so it will diminish the surplus of the population".(Dialogue from A Christmas Carol) With this state of mind, as the story goes, Scrooge's visit by Jacob Marley his dead bookkeeper business associate, to prepare and show him his errors of his ways by three ghostly visits, Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. . (In this mysterious ghostly way, either you wish to believe or not wish to believe, things do happen to make people change their minds).

In the story, Scrooge having left Jacob Marley’s deceased name to the bookkeepers firm. Scrooge treated Bob Cratchet with sick admiration amid his occupation who was an employee, an assistant clerk to Scrooge. Whilst constantly, Mr Cratchet and his family were enduring of destitution of how Scrooge was paying him. Inside the Cratchet's family, Bob's youngest child Tiny Tim a cripple and sick to ill-health, was knocking on death's door.

The three spooky visits persuaded Scrooge about Christmas by taking him into his own Christmas Past, Present and Future, all of this done in one night, Christmas Eve. (Throughout Scrooge’s life he became estranged from his only nephew Fred his sister’s son.) Families, in today’s world become distant, estranged with one thing or another. Scrooge’s Christmas Future captivated and pricked his consciousness, to such an extent that these spooky visits positively met expectations. Scrooge was by far a better man. Kept true to his word of honour to help those in need, he embraced his relationship with his only nephew Fred with such passion and reconciliation, who became like his only Son. As for Bob Cratchet and his family, he became like a close family member and with Tiny Tim became like a second father, whom he helped to find a cure for his health.

In the story as Tiny Tim would say. “God Bless us everyone”. (Dialogue from A Christmas Carol)

So be bold and brave and be that Santa and not a Scrooge.

“Ha! Is Christmas a Humbug, after all”?

Updated 2018

Frank Sinatra. O little Town of Bethlehem

Do they know its Christmas Band Aid 1984


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    • mrslagibb profile imageAUTHOR

      Mrs L A Gibb 

      6 years ago

      thank you for your comment I am around on HP at the moment.

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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      You have brought out an important point here.

      Some food for thought

      Thanks for SHARING:)

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      6 years ago from London, UK

      Very well done. It's written well and covers some great information of Charles Dickens. I'm a fan and have quite a few books on my shelf which I'm quite proud of. Thanks for helping to remind some of the meaning of Christmas, I find it''s definitely a good reminder of how we should behave the rest of the year.

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      6 years ago from Wales

      This is wonderful, I had meant to stop by earlier but with all the festivities didn't get a chance till now.

      I thoroughly enjoyed this one and have to vote up up and away.

      I look forward to reading many more by you.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


    • Sky9106 profile image


      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Life always does it's fair share , there are quite a few and they will find you . That's where life always does it's share.

      Same to you !


    • mrslagibb profile imageAUTHOR

      Mrs L A Gibb 

      6 years ago

      Thank You Sky. For your comment. It does make me smile. knowing I do believe I have found some sincere people here on HP.

      Happy Christmas, Happy New Year.

    • Sky9106 profile image


      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      That's what it's all about , a well written piece , that surely justifies the time spent composing .

      Well laid out and beautifully written . Knew it is in you looking forward to a bright future for you , here on HP.

      Sinatra did the Italian part of the justice. Smile.

      Great work.



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