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Celebrate the holiday with 'A Christmas Carol' read by Neil Gaiman
Celebrate the holiday with 'A Christmas Carol' read by Neil Gaiman

Exactly 171 years ago, Charles Dickens sat down and wrote "A Christmas Carol." Dickens liked to write stories for Christmas, but "A Christmas Carol," with stingy boss Ebenezer Scrooge, clerk Bob Cratchit, Bob's sweet son Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, has been the most lasting, being cycled and recycled countless times in fiction, television and film. Author Neil Gaiman went back to the original in 2013 at the New York Public Library. At a public performance, Gaiman read "A Christmas Carol" using Dickens' own "prompt" copy. It's the only surviving copy of the story that Dickens edited himself for living...

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