15 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
http://www.stormfax.com/1dickens.htm for the whole story
“Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.” So begins one of the best known Christmas stories. On Christmas eve Scrooge is visited by three ghosts- Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future- who show him what Christmas was, is and will be for him unless he stops being so mean.
Famous lines: “Bah Humbug!” and “God bless us everyone!”
(By the way, all of the posts from numbered 1- 25 are part of an Advent calendar for a friend from school; most of the words are borrowed from other websites.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Tr6JWtWkE for a cartoon version of A Christmas Carol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReyfzDXJvF8 for a movie version of A Christmas Carol