Many years ago (like 36) I was in a play for the first time. The play was A Christmas Carol and I was playing Scrooge.
Over the years I have seen various productions of the story -- everything from Alastair Sim's classic to Henry Winkler in An American Christmas Carol to Mickey Mouse to the Muppets. And a few years ago I took art in a staged reading of it.
ANd then I found a free copy of it for my KOBO. (I also found a free book of short stories for Christmas by Dickens which is next in my reading plan)
So I thought that maybe I should start a new tradition of reading it each year.
It is a nice little read. ANd there are bits that you always miss when it is put to the stage/screen.
A story of redemption, a story of what we might do if we knew for sure how people would remember us after our death, a story of social conscience.
Maybe I should broaden my new tradition to not only read it but read it to the girls....