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Ebenezer Scrooge

Haunted by the Holidays: 'A Christmas Carol' and the Ghost of Christmas Past

Greg Garrett | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books
Greg Garrett

Why, in this season of joy, are we so often brought to the point of tears? Well partly it's because the past, as Mr. Faulkner said, isn't past. It's always present, swirling around us, reminding us of who we were, are, and ought to be (and maybe where we ought to be, and with whom).

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Makes the Jump From Beloved Holiday Special to Broadway

Jim Hill | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Here's a challenge for all of you Christmas trivia buffs out there: Name the first-ever animated holiday special produced especially for television.

Jacob: A Poem and an Homage

Kimann Schultz | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Kimann Schultz

To know me is to know that my founding literary idol is Charles Dickens, to whom my collection is dedicated and for whom the introductory poem of my book was written

Paul Theroux's Furies

Francis Levy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

A dentist Ray Testa, who is 58, leaves his wife Angie, to run off with his 31year-old hygienist, Shelby. At the wedding he announces: "I now belong to an incredibly exclusive club. There are not many men who can say that they're older than their father-n-law."

On Holiday Spirit: It Actually Does Make Us Kinder

Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel for Everyday Health We all move throughout the year consumed by our own stresses and responsibilities -- whether it's work, money,...

Paying It Forward at Christmas and Always, One Act of Kindness at a Time

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
John W. Whitehead

It's never too late to make things right in the world and try to be better people and, most importantly of all, pay your blessings forward.

A Politician's Christmas Carol

Tom Gerdy | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
Tom Gerdy

My Christmas wish is that someone uses a Dickens or Jacob Marley connection to help our elected officials with their much-needed wake-up calls. I think a visit from a few ghosts who could show them the past, present, and future might be in order.

If You Hate Christmas, This Is For You

Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy

If you're already feeling sick of Christmas, we've got the supercut that gives voice to your disgust. Here's almost every possible version of Ebenezer...

Dickens' Enduring Lessons

Brad Harrington | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Brad Harrington

Reflection, small acts of kindness, and ultimately, transformation are just three of the lessons offered in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. On my own reflection, I'm convinced it was that transformed character of Scrooge that my old friend was thinking of when she gave me that tiny statue of Scrooge so many Christmases ago.

Charities Must Do More To Get Message Out

Paul Clolery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Paul Clolery

When are those single mothers going to learn that they need to get a third job to get themselves and their children out of poverty? Maybe if that guy ...

'The Common Welfare Is Our Business' - Study Shows Link Between Belief And Giving

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

That people respond to an appeal to their better nature echoes long-standing evidence that charitable giving is highest among those who count themselves as believers.

Scrooge, Vision And You: Cultivating Spirituality In The Workplace

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

It isn't easy keeping an open heart in the face of greed and arrogance in an environment that does not support and respect you, but holding on to a wider vision of life can be transformative and healing.

A Christmas Carol for 2011

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It's been 168 years since Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol to illustrate the horrific living conditions of the English poor and promote the true nature of Christmas. If Dickens were still alive, he'd be compelled to update his tale.

PHOTOS: We Wish You A Scary Christmas, 'A Christmas Carol' Revamped

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

At some point in its history, Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' stopped being just a book and became a Christmas experience, a force of its own, br...

Does A Christmas Carol Really Need to be Rescued?

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

I bet you never realized A Christmas Carol was in danger, did you? And it's not from people supposedly trying to take "Christ" out of Christmas.

The Party of Cain

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The infamous words of the biblical Cain could readily serve as the slogan of today's Republican Party: "Am I my brother's keeper?" Their answer is identical with that implicit in the rhetorical question posed by Abel's killer. "Hell, No!"

The World's Most Stunning Christmas Trees

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There are few holiday traditions that are as time-tested -- yet as universally awe-inspiring -- as a Christmas tree. Whether natural or artificial, il...

Become an Aluminum Scrooge for the World's Rivers

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

As you "tent" your turkey and wrap leftovers this holiday season, keep in mind that the aluminum foil you're using has its roots in a dirty industry -- one that deserves a lump of coal in its stocking.

'Twas the Night Before Exams

Tracey D. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tracey D. Smith

A happy student is a future adult who will capitalize on the lessons learned in undergrad and prove to be an unyielding contributor to society.

Did Charles Dickens Invent Christmas?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although Charles Dickens is frequently credited with inventing Christmas and a whole new literary genre with a certain 1843 novella about Ebenezer Scr...

Conservatives' Vile Attack on Christmas

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Remember all the hoopla in years past from Conservatives crying about liberal/secular attacks on Christmas? Make No Mistake. Those who are violating t...

The Joy Of Mere Existence

Todd Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Greene

I usually don't observe holidays nor do I get overly festive and become bloated with jolly good cheer. I essentially think everything is meaningless until we choose to imbue it with meaning.

2008's Angels & Scrooges

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Ted, Teresa, and Maegan all offer their Angels & Scrooges for 2008.

Scrooge As Spiritual Teacher: Wake Up Or Miss Your Life

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

I think Ebenezer Scrooge has gotten a bad rap long enough. This poor guy has endured nearly 200 years of negative press and it's about time we took a...

Black Friday At Wal-Mart: The Cost Of Crazed Consumerism

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Competition is so endemic to our culture, consumption has become a competitive sport. Am I the only one who thinks something is out of whack here? Remember the mortgage mess we're in?