The miserly owner of a London counting-house. The three spirits of Christmas visit the money-counter in hope of reversing his greedy, cold-hearted approach to life.
Scrooges clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family. Thought treated harshly by his boss, Cratchit remains a humble and dedicated employee.
Bob Cratchit's youngest son, crippled from birth. Tiny Tim is a sentimental character who Dickens uses to hilight the harsh realitly of life for England's poor and to inflict sympathy on Scrooge and the readers.
In the living world, Jacob Marley was Scrooge's equal partner in buissness. Marley died seven years before the book starts. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the wolrd bound in heavy chains and cash boxes because of his greed in life. Marley hopes to save his old partner from the suffereing he has by warning Scrooge that he must change. Marley also tells Scrooge about the visits he will get from the ghosts of Christmas.
The Ghost of Christmas Past
The first spirit to visit Scrooge, a curiously childlike phantom with a glowing head. This glowing head shows hope and ligt for Scrooge as there is still hope of him changing his ways for the better. This ghost takes Scrooge on a tour of past Christmases. The spirit uses a cap to cover the light that appears from its head.
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The second spirit to visit Scrooge, a giant man in a green robe. (supposed to look like Father Christmas). His lifespan is restricted to Christmas Day. This spirit escorts Scrooge on a tour of the Christmas celebrations he could have with his family and the Christmas that the Cratchits have because of Scrooge's greedy ways.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
The third and final spirit that visits Scrooge, a silent phantom that wears a hodded black robe. Scrooge doesn't ever see the phantoms face, only ever a pointing finger. This ghost presents Scrooge with the lonely death that he will face if he continues the way he is.
Scrooge's nephew, a kind man who loves Christmas. He invites Scrooge to his Christmas party every year, only to be refused by his grumpy uncle.
A jolly man with whom a young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was well known for his amazing and festive Christmas parties.
A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. Belle broke off the engagment and released Scrooge because Scrooge became consumed with greed and lust for wealth. She later married another man.
Bob's eldest son, who inherits (can't afford a new one) his fathers stiff-collared shirt for Christmas.
Bob's eldest daughter, she works in a hat shop. We know that she also helps her mum a lot at home with house work and cooking Christmas dinner.
Scrooge's sister; Fred's mother. In Scrooge's visions of past Christmases he remeberes Fan picking him up from boarding school and taking him home for Christmas.
The Portly Gentlemen
Two gentlemen who visit Scrooge at the beginning of the novel seeking charitable contributions. Scrooge promptly throws them out of his office. When he meets them again after the visits from the Christmas ghosts, he promised to give large donations to make up for all the times he has refused to give to the charity.
Bob's wife, a kind and loving woman. She works hard to produce a good Christmas dinner from what they can afford.