This Day in Christian History: December 19
December 19, 1843: Charles Dickens first published A Christmas Carol
In Dicken's story, an old cranky businessman by the name of Ebeneezer Scrooge dreams that he is visited by three ghosts of Christmas. Through his dream, he learns that one can choose joy, peace and kindness, and it can be found even through darkness and despair.
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