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Friday, January 1, 2010

Bah! Humbug! The Holidays Aren't Over Yet! A Christmas Carol giveaway and review CLOSED

A Christmas Carol - Special Edition by Charles Dickens
(and Stephen Skelton)

Since its publication in 1843, the tale of a miserly old man and the ghosts who visit him has been bringing the true spirit of Christmas into hearts and homes. Whether you've read the story a thousand times, or have only seen the movie, A Christmas Carol Special Edition will enrich your enjoyment of this holiday favorite with:
  • The complete text of the Charles Dickens classic.
  • Annotations offering interesting insight into the story's biblical allusions, the author's faith, and compelling Christian themes throughout.
  • Discussion questions designed to engage and promote dialogue among readers of all ages on such subjects as regret, repentance, and redemption.
  • A list of related resources to enhance your study.
Enjoy A Christmas Carol Special Edition in your home, study group, book group (or Advent celebration) to learn how to say with Scrooge:
"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

My thoughts: I don't know that I had ever read The Christmas Carol before now - not sure if I had seen it, had it read to me, etc, but somehow feel like I have always known the story. I must say though, I REALLY enjoyed reading it, especially in the original version with plenty of "helps" throughout the chapters. The discussion questions at the end are geared for any ages - some are better for younger groups, some for more mature groups, so they will pretty much fit any situation. They also added another dimension to the story for me.

I had the opportunity to see A Christmas Carol at a local theater in December and it was fun to be able to read the book after seeing the play - I did find the book much richer to read though.


I have one copy of A Christmas Carol to give away thanks to FSB Associates. Just let me know you would like to enter and leave an e-mail address - it's just that easy. Sorry folks, U.S. only. This giveaway will end Jan 22nd.

~This book was provided for review by FSB Associates.~


RAnn said...

I love A Christmas Carol
ruthjoec at aoldotcom

Heidi V said...

I have never read this book odd as that is LOL...I would love to read it!

heidivargas [at] live dot com

Benita said...

I never read A Christmas Carol, though I have seen the movie on TV. I'd love to own and read this book. Thanks for the possibility.


Virginia C said...

Happy New Year! Mama always said that I was a "little dickens", so please enter my name in this giveaway : )

I am a follower and a subscriber.

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

bermudaonion said...

I don't think I've ever read this one either, so please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

please add my name to the drawing...thanks.


sharon54220 said...

Happy New Year everyone!!

I hate to admit this but I've never read the Christmas Carol.

Please enter me.

Thanks for the chance.


Laura Hartness said...

I can't believe I've never read A Christmas Carol. Just shocking. And I'm sure it's better than the scores of movies & remakes that I have seen. I heard about this particular edition earlier last month, and I'd really love to partake in this printing. It's on my Amazon wish list, regardless.

Thanks for the chance to enter!

Laura Hartness
The Calico Critic

justpeachy36 said...


Please enter me in the giveaway. I love Dicken's but I don't have a copy of this one.

I posted the giveaway on Twitter also:


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I love all the extras that come with this book. nicole at linussblanket dot com.

Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to win this. Please count me in.

forwhlz at gmail dot com

enyl said...

This would be a oruceless addition to my classroom library.

Esme said...

Thanks for this-who knows I may still be up for reading Christmas books at the end of January.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I,too, got to see the play this past december.
As an added bonus,the housekeeper was played by my best friend and her dear husband played Scrooge himself.Being british he was particularly fitted for this role.
Please consider me for the giveaway.
God bless,

Renee G said...

Would love to have this. I vaguely remember reading this in high school, but would love to give it another look.

Jaime said...

would love to win
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Sue said...

I love Charles Dickens and haven't read this in years! Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I haven't read Dickens in years. I would love to be included in this giveaway.

seriousreader at live dot com

nfmgirl said...

I would love, love, love this! I need to get it for a reading challenge!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to enter!


amweeks said...

What a classic story that is absolutely timeless! I would love to win!

Susan M. Heim said...

My dad is a fanatic for anything related to "A Christmas Carol." I would love to win this for him!

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i have never read this thanks for the giveaway
melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

Eve said...

I would love this book! Please enter me!


Dawn M. said...

I've never read this, either. Would love the chance. Please enter me. :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Lori said...

What a classic. I would love to win this. please enter me in


Lori said...

I follow you on twitter


del said...

I love dickens




Sherrylinn said...

Love this story!

slcremer at gmail dot com

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/01/christmas-carol.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Count me in! Thanks!

ebeandebe at gmail dot com

ossmcalc said...

I would love to be the winner of a copy of A Christmas Carol. Please enter me!

Thank you,


CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book again - please enter me!
Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

wmmahaney said...

I am with you in that I do not think that I have ever actually read the book. I have seen a couple of cartoon adaptations of it, but would love to actually read it.


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