Why Would Charles Dickens Write a Ghost Story for Christmas?

We've seen so many re-tellings of A Christmas Carol

that we don't even think about it as a ghost story

And what about this line in the song “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams:

 

There'll be scary ghost stories

and tales of the glories

of Christmases long, long ago

It was already a long-standing tradition to tell ghost stories at Christmas,

but it was especially popular during the Victorian Era

after Dickens published his "little Christmas Ghost story"

 

Christmas is about the birth of the Savior

 

A ghost is the spirit or soul of a person who has died

 

Ghost stories are a reminder that we continue to exist after death, and that what we do in this life affects where we go when we die. 

I'll show you how Dickens emphasizes that, along with

references to:

The Bible

Good Friday

Images of Christ

Virtues

in this

"Little Christmas Ghost Story"

This famous Christmas Story by Charles Dickens

isn't just about giving money to the poor

It's about the Salvation of Ebeneezer Scrooge

It's also a Christmas Ghost Story

In this course, I'll walk you through the entire story

You'll discover the references to:

The Bible

Good Friday

Images of Christ

Salvation

Virtues

 

You'll see how this wonderful story

is a deeply and intentionally

Christian story

We delve deeper into the story arc, the characters, and events to discover how Charles Dickens intentionally wrote this as a specifically Christian story, and one that is far richer in meaning than many people realize.

 

 What's Included: 

  • A Free, downloadable PDF of the original story by Charles Dickens

  • In-depth discussion of the Christianity in the story elements, and the story arc itself

  • An explanation for why the subtitle for the story is "A Little Ghost Story for Christmas

 

The course is in audio format so you can listen to it while you’re on the go, and includes digital copies of some of the original versions that you can download.

 

Once you purchase this course, you have access to it for one year

If I make any edits or changes to the course during that time, you automatically have access to them

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