21 comments on “A Christmas Carol Project

  1. This brilliant and heartwarming book is clearly universal in terms of its themes and relevance for any age, not just for Victorian times or even for today. The central concept of a man who has become so miserly that he has become disconnected from humanity and is unable to participate in the joy of the festive season clearly says volumes to our culture today, when we are faced with a global economic crisis where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The transformation that occurs in Scrooge at the end of the novel after his ghostly visitations and his desire to not let it be too late to undo some of the wrongs he has been responsible for is a challenge for all of us who live in a world dominated by materialism. Note Scrooge’s response when the visitations had all finished and how important such words are to all of us today:
    “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!” Scrooge repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. “The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.”
    Although it sounds as if it could emerge from the mouth of a meditating Zen monk, this is a piece of excellent advice that we all need to heed as we live our lives aware of both the past, our immediate present, and the possible futures that could occur. In short, this novel is universal in its theme and application.

    More reasons down below

    The novella “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens is considered by many to be a great literary work. The story is about a miserly older man who has thrown his life away in his search for financial security. In the process he has let his emotions and feelings slip away. He has left his joy behind in the past and has become bitter. He let love go for the quest of economic comfort. He is provided with the opportunity to redeem himself. Four ghosts visit him and each one takes him on a journey from past to present to future. He begins to see the emptiness of his life. In the end he chooses redemption and begins to change his ways. His new behavior opens the door for love in his life. The reader is made aware that it is never too late to change.
    The book has managed to stand the test of time because it rings very true to human nature. Quite often humans in their ambition to grasp one goal lose sight of another. The story has never been out of print and is part of the educational curriculum. It has been adapted as a play, opera, and many different versions of the story have been made into films. The most recent film is an animation story with Jim Carrey starring as Scrooge, the primary character in the story. The story is unique in that it has been able to be changed to fit each era since Dickens wrote it. For example, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” starring Mathew McConnaughey was a recently released movie based on the premises established in a Christmas Carol.
    Yes, a “Christmas Carol” remains popular today.

  2. Do you like to watch or read something called a Christmas carol? Well, i do and it has been out for many years. But the question is, why is it still so popular even if it was created hundreds of years ago. It is still popular because there are different version of it, because it give a central theme , and because it is still relevant. Now lets talk about the first reason why its still popular.
    A Christmas Carol is still popular today after it was made hundreds of years ago because there are different versions of it. For example there are plays of Christmas Carol, books, and movies of it. So if people continue to make these versions there are gonna be more and more. Also as I was reading it said, “there have been many theater and film demonstrations.” Therefore there are many versions of this book.
    A Christmas Carol is also still poplar because it gives a central idea. While i was reading it stated, “It tells a story of the time of those who “have” experience joy in sharing with those “have not”. This means that this story had people of all kinds wealthy or poor, having fun all together.
    The last reason why a Christmas Carol is still popular is because it is still relevant. For example it is still useful to read to kids. When its Christmas or close to Christmas it is a good book to read because it is a Christmas book. Also a Christmas Carol can be used to teach people a lesson. For example if someone is very selfish and hates people, you can have them learn about the book so that they can know that their behavior is poor.
    In conclusion, A Christmas Carol has been out for very long and these are the reasons why it is still popular today. I prefer that you read this book or watch the movie because it is a very good book/movie.

  3. A Christmas carol

    People still like old Christmas corals and stories because it pass on are moms learned it from are grandparents are grandparents learned it from are great-grandparents and so on……. and so on people like old Christmas carols because it has more Christmas joy in them then the new ones have now some people make Christmas corals and don’t even no the meaning of Christmas. Christmas corals suppose it have joy in them the Christmas spirit happy stuff that got to do with Christmas what Christmas with out corals nothing because a happy family a tree and Christmas stuff and old Christmas songs/corals make a Christmas.

  4. People like a Christmas Carol because it contains myths, fairy tales, and ghosts stories. Since some people like ghost stories/ movies and some people like Christmas stories/movies. You put the two things together then BOOM. You have a hit movie. That’s why a Christmas Carol is so popular.

    Another reason a Christmas Carol is so popular is because it has ghost stories, fairy tales,and myths those things are very popular today in the movie world. So you put them all together in a Christmas movie then BOOM POW CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP you have a another hit movie.

    Dr. Margee Kerr is the staff sociologist at Scare House and she says” that some people like scary movies because when the movie is over they leave some people with confidence, Think about how you felt after you watched a scary movie with out being scared. You felt happy like you had accomplished something. So some people like scary movies because it helps build their self-esteem.”

  5. Lakori Rouzard Jr 701
    December 17, 2015

    How does your Christmas go? Does your family have any traditions that it basses it beliefs off of? All around the country millions of family’s have the “ideal” Christmas everybody around the table and bad person rejoiced by the Christmas spirit and about 60% of people Christmas is based off “The Christmas Carol”. This essay will show why “The Christmas Carol” influences a majority of Christmas in family’s by The image of Victorian carolers, abundant food, and family gatherings.

    First and foremost “The Christmas Carol” is still heavily recognized by Majority of the country for its Victorian carolers. A Victorian caroler is A song of praise or joy, especially for Christmas. Which is heavily in the world by a social construct which society has made it that a group of people singing in front of Wal-Mart is correct for the Christmas season and It relates back to “The Christmas Carol” Where the carolers were seen by majority of the world and especially in America. Thus one reason why “The Christmas Carol” is still popular today 150 years later because of look on Carolers in the play/book/movie.

    Secondly, In America everybody at Christmas might have a feast If they are fortunate to have one .It is just right that for Christmas your whole family sits at the traditional long table with an abundance of food and your ugly sweater. In “The Christmas Carol” a feast as a family was heavily looked at and passed down generation to generation and probably before the play came out family’s had feast as one and everybody celebrates Christmas together as one. Thus “The Christmas Carol” is still very popular and majority of Christmases are based off of it and the beliefs and how you are supposed to act in the Christmas time. Thus “The Christmas Carol” is still heavily popular 150 years later because the abundance feast that people have to go through. Also how it is just right around the season to be giving

    Thirdly, “The Christmas Carol” is still heavily looked at and its components are heavily influenced for a ideal Christmas That is right. In The ideal world it is right to have everybody together In one gathering all of your family together that is right in my eyes that all of your family is together in the holiday season. Thus everybody in your family is together on Christmas. That is also where the feast comes in with everybody eating at the long table talking about life.

  6. Have you ever wondered why movies that are so old have many versions? Well I did and I have 3 hypotheses, here they are.
    One people just love watching old movies and they want other people to like them too, like Walt Disney, he created a version of the movie Christmas carol.
    Second they like the idea of Christmas carol so the recreated it and added things they think make the story perfect.
    Third people want to “update” it. Make it 21st century.
    Some people love watching old movie such as A Chirstmas Carol.
    But they also want they’re kids or friends to like it so people created a new version every one likes. This idea reached Walt Disney and now we have the newest version of chirstmas carol.

  7. Have you ever wondered why people are so interested in A Christmas Carol from over 150 years ago? I did some research and going to show you the history of it and why people are so amused by it. One reason is the character Scrooge changed . Another reason is because New York Times gave a glowing review. Last, reason is people liked it so much they brought it into the 20th century.

    One of the reason A Christmas Carol is still relevant is the character Scrooge changed. Dickens intended the story as a strong condemnation of greed, and the transformation of Scrooge provided an optimistic message that proved popular. The story of A Christmas Carol established the idea of Christmas charity toward those less fortunate. benezer Scrooge became one of the most famous characters in literature.

    Another, reason A Christmas Carol is still relevant is because, New York Times gave a glowing review. When he came to the introduction of characters and to dialogue,” the New York Times reported, “the reading changed to acting, and Mr. Dickens here showed a remarkable and peculiar power. Old Scrooge seemed present; every muscle of his face, and every tone of his harsh and domineering voice revealed his character.” If New York Times give a really good review everyone is going to want to read it.
    Last, reason A Christmas Carol is still relevant is because, people liked it so much they brought it into the 20th century.

  8. Christian

    Do you know why the “Christmas Carol” is so popular even after 150 year?
    Well, I think that the “Christmas Carol” is still popular today because it has a good moral story to it and I also think it is popular because who wouldn’t love an interesting ghost story. The story itself is an overall amazing story. The story is unique and so are the characters. Also this story doesn’t seem like one of the very old and boring stories; it actually seems to be like a new story.

    My first reason that I think it is still so popular is because the story seem like a modern day story. The way it was told before was great, but when they told it and showed it, it made the story seem like new. The way they showed it made kids more interested into this story and they would listen carefully to the story. Also they have some humorous parts in the story which is even better for the kids.

  9. i think this is a great story because. its a very old film that has great value to others. did you know this film was from 1842. made by carles dickens.
    this is lots of family’s tradition. they love this movie and care about it. it has great value only 24 original copies. charles was also a very famous writer.
    a long time ago the holiday was so boring. they were almost dead and over with until charlles bring it back and gave them hope. pepole were down and here came a big play. and every one bung hope.
    alot of pepole belived in this play is true or atleast will be true. alot of pepole thought this story was true becous eof his insadent and his change in charicter after.

  10. Have you ever heard of an play called the Christmas Carol? I have I read it, it is an ok book it had words I didn’t understand but the reason was because it was made long ago. But the real question is , Why do people still find an book that was made hundreds of years ago inserting still. The reason is because they make movies and plays and books about it but still keep some parts and which it you an little every time. My second reason is because if they make an book and you don’t like to read you can watch the movie. My last reason is if someone see it they going to tell someone else about it then it move on and on and on after that.
    My first reason is that some people prefer an book over an movies. But some people will like to go see an movie over an boo and some people probly like an plays. For example in my option I like to see an movies or an play before I sit down and read an book. Cause like me some people doesn’t like to sit down an read an book. But somebody like my brother he can sit there an whole day reading an book and don’t get tired of sitting in the same sit motion for hour(s).
    My second reason if you don’t like to read you can go watch an movie. Also it add my information sometimes. Like in the movie it gave more information about Marley’s dead that the book didn’t tell us. Also it put action into it like if someone dead it can show what happened. That will help you understand. More than an book and I think if I read an book I might no want to read it . But if I watch I movie I would watch it all.
    For my last reason because if someone hear about it form an friend. Then they might watch it then another person might tell his family. Then everyone watching it and showing people. Then mostly everyone knows about it. Then they come out with another one then everyone like the other one was good so this one might be better because it is the new one. Then everyone watch it then everyone going to talk about that one again then it keeps going on. Til everyone knows again.
    In, conclusion things move on. Then more people hear about it they tell there friend and family there friends and family tell there friends and family then. Mostly everyone going to know about it.Then it get famous all over the world. Then someone make another remake of it.

  11. Do you think the story a Christmas carol is still popular? Some people think it is. People still think it’s popular that they still make their own version of the story. The story is about 150 years ago .That’s longer then a man has ever live.
    The story has been rewritten 23 times. Have you ever heard a story written 23 types of ways.

  12. Have you ever wondered why people today still like the Christmas Carol even though it is really old? Well I have the answer to your question and that is because First there was a lot of scary moments in there, Second there was lots of action, Last is because like all story’s there was a happy ending.
    Some of the Scary moments were when the Marley came and freaked out Scrooge with the chains going up the stairs, the ringing bells, and his face on the door. That was really scary. Next was when the 3 ghost came, they made Scrooge fly, and made him go in the past and present. Last was when Scrooge looked outside of his window and saw all those ghost standing there, one even jumped at him.
    Next is all the action the First action was when he was yelling at Gentleman Visor saying “let those homeless people die it will make less of them so we won’t need to pay for them.” Next was when he fell down his stairs in front of his door, like some people that would have hurt but to him it was just a marshmallow to the head. Last was when Scrooge went back in time and saw himself being nice, now I know what you are going to be saying If Scrooge is nice pigs can fly. But its true Scrooge was nice.

  13. Just because it is over 100 years old and made in 1843 doesn’t mean it can still be popular in the year 2015, just because it’s about an old man named Scrooge and how he hates Christmas doesn’t mean it can still be popular. What I am trying to say is the story A Christmas Carol is a very popular story when it comes around Christmas time because it’s about an old man named Scrooge and how he hates Christmas, so if you want to call it a Christmas story you can but in my opinion I think it is a Christmas story. It is also popular because A Christmas Carol is not just at Christmas, but all the year round story, because like Scrooge, we become disconnected from our own pasts as we get older we forget the people and things that were most important to us when we were younger.

  14. ronya
    Do you adore reading Christmas carols? Do you adore reading the oldest ones? Well I did, and I want to inform you a little more about why I liked it myself…. But I’ll get back to that. Anyways, there are many people who like Christmas carols from long ago …. In fact, people don’t just like them they still read them. And I want to tell you why….
    One reason why people still reads and or watches Christmas carols and still be interested is because sometimes people who don’t really like Christmas will someday read a Christmas carol, and they will start to get a feeling about Christmas. But that’s partially one reason, now another part of this reason is because there are many Christmas carols of the same. What I mean by there are “many Christmas carols of the same “is on the books it says “there are many film and theater demonstrations “there are many books and movies about Christmas carols.
    Another reason why Christmas carols are still popular today is because it is still compatible, and what I mean by that word is like it is still useful for young adults, grown folks, and little babies to read around Christmas or on Christmas even if you feel like just reading a book they will read a Christmas carol… it is definitely worth reading a Christmas carol you can get something out of reading it or watching it.
    The last reason people are still interested in reading Christmas carols from long ago …. Is because people need to read about what was going on long ago on Christmas eve or on even on the day of Christmas. What I’m really meaning about that is because sometimes people celebrate for Christmas and don’t even know why they are celebrating it to be honest. Also they celebrate it and don’t know what it means they just know they get gifts.
    Do you know why people still read Christmas carols? Well I just gave you the best hints to answer that question. Them are three reasons why people still read Christmas carols, and is put together in my own words.

  15. Do you still like the Christmas carol? Well if not then you will be visited by three ghosts tonight! No I’m joking you will not be visited by three ghosts. But I will tell you something that has three ghosts in it and that is the Christmas carol. This is a story that was published over 150 years ago and it is still popular today. So let me tell you a little on how it became so popular.

  16. Do you like Christmas carols and the Christmas carol story. A Christmas carol is by Charles Dickens. People say it is a very successful film and book. The film starring Jim Cary made 31millon dollars in a matter of 2 nights. Everybody just loved the creativity by this man. It was so original because no one ever used anything like that ever. It was created December 19 1843. In total it made 391 million dollars on a 171-200 budget.

    The reason Charles wrote about a Christmas carol is because he wanted to raise money for Manchester Athenaeum in England. That’s really what inspired him to write about a Christmas carol, plus Christmas was just right around the corner. He also thought it would be a good story for the kids to read but it became a big hit to grownups too. The story is about an old man who has no joy and all hate and selfishness inside but he gets four ghost sent to him to change his ways about Christmas.

    Dickens started to write the story in October 1843 and he was obsessively writing for six weeks. The only thing he can think of is winning that contest. He would barely get any type of sleep he couldn’t even eat all he wanted to do is write that book but in the end his book sold out in 3 days. Dickens even loved to read his books in public. What dickens did with his book was rip out pages and glue them to his better brand new book. He would do that for pictures to be in his book.

  17. Do you know that the Christmas Carol was published in 1843? Do you know why people today still read/write a story that was 150 years old? Well, I do. First, it involves elements myths. Secondly, it haves different versions. Lastly, many people need a Christmas Carol.
    One of the reasons why the Christmas Carol is popular is because it uses elements of myths. For example, like fairy tales and ghost stories. A lot of people like ghost stories because they like to be scared. This ghost story haves elements of literature.

  18. Do you like to watch or read Christmas carols? Well, I do. And it been out since the first Christmas carol in Dec.17.1843. But people are wondering why it is still popular after so many years when it was first made it. That’s because there are different versions of it, people was so impress about the first Christmas carol. Now let’s talk about the first reason why it’s still popular.

  19. Why is the christmas carol such a big impact on the world? A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. There are many new and old, similar and different virgins of the stories. It is so famous that it even has its own play,book, and movie. In fact, it is still one of the best known and greatest Christmas story in the history. The story called “The Christmas Carol” is so popular because it is story about belonging, famous or not famous it does not matter. Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. It has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. And that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous. The thing is that some people can relate to this story, so forth, and so forth because it is a common issue that still happens today.
    First, Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. He had a family, home, and education. Everything a homeless kid can wish for. He had a rightful place and life to have. Most importantly, he had a heart to believe in, to feel in, to care about but he lost it over the years he grew. But at the end of the story he saw the truth and consequences he put it behind him and actually did the right thing. He wanted to help the poor so that made the book important because he changed the way he was seen as a person and friend.
    Next, it has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. The image of Victorian carolers, abundant food, family gatherings, are part of what are idealized in Dickens story. All the experiences and feeling we admire on Christmas. The time we spend using towards each other in our family. The meal we prepare to eat and share with our family and friends. The presents we give and get from people. We learn new and good things about the Christmas spirit and the spirit we use to love and share. Scrooge’s turning from Money to the true meaning of Christmas serves as a reminder for our own time.
    Finally, that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous it does not matter. Scrooge treated the poor people a certain way because the way they were. He didn’t want to share his money for Christmas to give to the poor. He wanted them to go to a work house. He did not treat them the same because they were poor. He didn’t understand that they wished to have what he had. They sacrificed themselves to survive and live everyday even thought it was tough. People tend to treat you like trash if your home and the stuff you own is not valueable. At the end it was a truly gift for scrooge to want and demonstrate to help the poor.
    To conclude, the Christmas carol is one of the best known and greatest Christmas story in the history. It is still popular today. It is popular because Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. It has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. And that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous. This has made our society become a part to share this story has a remembering and bright thing to go on to. Learning that greediness can take over you and other people lives and fixing it, it’s amazing. It helps you understand the flaws people make and still do the right thing.

  20. Why is the christmas carol such a big impact on the world? A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. There are many new and old, similar and different virgins of the stories. It is so famous that it even has its own play,book, and movie. In fact, it is still one of the best known and greatest Christmas story in the history. The story called “The Christmas Carol” is so popular because it is story about belonging, famous or not famous it does not matter. Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. It has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. And that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous. The thing is that some people can relate to this story, so forth, and so forth because it is a common issue that still happens today.
    First, Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. He had a family, home, and education. Everything a homeless kid can wish for. He had a rightful place and life to have. Most importantly, he had a heart to believe in, to feel in, to care about but he lost it over the years he grew. But at the end of the story he saw the truth and consequences he put it behind him and actually did the right thing. He wanted to help the poor so that made the book important because he changed the way he was seen as a person and friend.
    Next, it has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. The image of Victorian carolers, abundant food, family gatherings, are part of what are idealized in Dickens story. All the experiences and feeling we admire on Christmas. The time we spend using towards each other in our family. The meal we prepare to eat and share with our family and friends. The presents we give and get from people. We learn new and good things about the Christmas spirit and the spirit we use to love and share. Scrooge’s turning from Money to the true meaning of Christmas serves as a reminder for our own time.
    Finally, that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous it does not matter. Scrooge treated the poor people a certain way because the way they were. He didn’t want to share his money for Christmas to give to the poor. He wanted them to go to a work house. He did not treat them the same because they were poor. He didn’t understand that they wished to have what he had. They sacrificed themselves to survive and live everyday even thought it was tough. People tend to treat you like trash if your home and the stuff you own is not valueable. At the end it was a truly gift for scrooge to want and demonstrate to help the poor.
    To conclude, the Christmas carol is one of the best known and greatest Christmas story in the history. It is still popular today. It is popular because Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. It has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. And that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous. This has made our society become a part to share this story has a remembering and bright thing to go on to. Learning that greediness can take over you and other people lives and fixing it, it’s amazing. It helps you understand the flaws people make and still do the right thing.

  21. Marielys severino 701 12/17/15

    Why is the christmas carol such a big impact on the world? A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. There are many new and old, similar and different virgins of the stories. It is so famous that it even has its own play,book, and movie. In fact, it is still one of the best known and greatest Christmas story in the history. The story called “The Christmas Carol” is so popular because it is story about belonging, famous or not famous it does not matter. Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. It has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. And that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous. The thing is that some people can relate to this story, so forth, and so forth because it is a common issue that still happens today.
    First, Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. He had a family, home, and education. Everything a homeless kid can wish for. He had a rightful place and life to have. Most importantly, he had a heart to believe in, to feel in, to care about but he lost it over the years he grew. But at the end of the story he saw the truth and consequences he put it behind him and actually did the right thing. He wanted to help the poor so that made the book important because he changed the way he was seen as a person and friend.
    Next, it has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. The image of Victorian carolers, abundant food, family gatherings, are part of what are idealized in Dickens story. All the experiences and feeling we admire on Christmas. The time we spend using towards each other in our family. The meal we prepare to eat and share with our family and friends. The presents we give and get from people. We learn new and good things about the Christmas spirit and the spirit we use to love and share. Scrooge’s turning from Money to the true meaning of Christmas serves as a reminder for our own time.
    Finally, that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous it does not matter. Scrooge treated the poor people a certain way because the way they were. He didn’t want to share his money for Christmas to give to the poor. He wanted them to go to a work house. He did not treat them the same because they were poor. He didn’t understand that they wished to have what he had. They sacrificed themselves to survive and live everyday even thought it was tough. People tend to treat you like trash if your home and the stuff you own is not valueable. At the end it was a truly gift for scrooge to want and demonstrate to help the poor.
    To conclude, the Christmas carol is one of the best known and greatest Christmas story in the history. It is still popular today. It is popular because Scrooge was belonging when he was young, but when he chose money and power, and became older he became less belonging. It has heavily influenced the way we think about Christmas. And that everyone has the right to be treated the same rich or poor, famous or not famous. This has made our society become a part to share this story has a remembering and bright thing to go on to. Learning that greediness can take over you and other people lives and fixing it, it’s amazing. It helps you understand the flaws people make and still do the right thing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s