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What is it about Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol that propels so many readers, annually, to reread the “ghost story of Christmas” and watch its many film and play productions? What is the fascination? Did people not “get it” the first time, or fifth time, or twentieth time? Or is it, simply, that people are yearly drawn to old friends with whom they have “grown up”, and who have witnessed their “growing up”; friends like Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, old Fezziwig, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge. Are people not...