An Apple Books Classic edition.
It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian England. While some families don’t know where their next meal will come from, Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his large home, counting his vast wealth. Like every other night, he’s alone. But when he’s visited by three spirits, Scrooge is forced to reflect on his callousness and stinginess.
Dickens was passionate about affecting social issues through his stories. A Christmas Carol offered readers the gift of empathy toward working families, orphans, and others who encountered daily challenges. Almost 200 years and many adaptations later—including the Apple Original Film Spirited, a modern musical rendition starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds—this beloved tale remains a resonant celebration of generosity and community.