Haul Out the Holly, Bookworms!
Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit faster than a viewing of The Muppet Christmas Carol, cinematic gem that it is. Perhaps the only thing I’ve found to rival Gonzo as Dickens is the latest book by Charlie Lovett. I’ve discussed my adoration for the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol (here!) and my enthusiasm never wanes (although my greatest wish is that I could locate photographic evidence of myself in my Ghost of Christmas Present costume from my 4th grade production. SANTA, hook a girl up! Or, you know, anyone from Mrs. Wilson’s 4th grade class.) *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for review consideration. This in no way affects the integrity of my review. The fact that I would prefer not to be visited by three ghosts, however…*
The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charlie Lovett picks up 20 years after our dear Ebenezer has his change of heart. The metamorphosis from vile curmudgeon to lovable eccentric is complete and true to his word, he’s spreading Christmas cheer all year long. Literally. Like, it’s hot and June and he’s talking about figgy pudding. In fact, it’s long since started getting on the nerves of his nearest and dearest. Fred, Bob Crachit, and his solicitor colleagues are kind of over his whole transformation. However, when Scrooge is visited by his old pal Jacob Marley (as he is periodically) he sets off on a mission to help him shed his chains a bit more quickly. He enlists the help of the three spirits who visited him so long ago, and by then end have spread all sorts of seasonally inappropriate Christmas cheer. It is nothing short of adorable and heartwarming, and the perfect holiday read.
Which brings me to the EXCITING part! The good folks at Viking/Penguin are sponsoring a GIVEAWAY. Not only will you receive a copy of The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge, you’ll also receive a gorgeous Penguin Hardcover Classic edition of A Christmas Carol. Is there any better way to kick off your holiday season? I think not! Enter below!
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I love the Ghost of Christmas Present. He’s such a jolly giant and really embodies everything wonderful about Christmas.
I am very very interested in reading this book now… and while Fred is my favorite character in A Christmas Carol (and not just because Colin Firth played him in the 2009 movie version, I swear), my favorite supernatural character has always been the ghost of Jacob Marley. I love the idea of him haunting his old employee… because that totally seems like something I might do 🙂
I love the Muppet version of “A Christmas Carol” too! I’ve been meaning to read something by Charlie Lovett, and this sounds like a great place to start; I’m all about festive holiday reading. As for the question… I like the Ghost of Christmas Present.
Darlene@Lost in Literature
The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of our favorites.
This new books sounds delightful!
Ahhh crap. I want it. I’m powered by Christmas cheer this year it seems.
Muppet Christmas Carol is THE BEST! Even my Scrooge 😉 of a husband loves it. That’s all I have to add to the conversation.
I have to re-watch this now AND re-read it! I think my favorite has to be the ghost of christmas present, because it is the happiest 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway!
Katie @ Doing Dewey
I’m not sure I have a favorite ghost, but I do love the story 🙂