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By Rix Quinn 

Quinn Minute – Christmas Carol


Last updated 12/14/2021 at 3:31pm

One of my favorite stories is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. How many other tales feature a miser, four ghosts, tombstones, and a goose?

Actually, before I read this story, I thought it was about somebody named Carol. See, I once had a girlfriend I called Christmas Carol, because we broke up every December.

But if you haven’t read this fantastic Dickens classic, here’s a brief synopsis:

Ebenezer Scrooge is a crochety old geezer working Christmas Eve with his clerk Bob Cratchit. When his nephew Fred invites him to Christmas dinner, Scrooge says it’s a waste of a workday,...

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