A Christmas Carol - Christmas Spirit

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Dickens suggests in the novel that the Christmas Spirit brings out the best in people, and makes people generous, kind and joyful. He suggests it is powerful, as it is able to change Scrooge, and that it also has both a religious and secular side. He also suggests that it is important to keep Christmas spirit all year round.

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"A kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time." - Fred sees Christmas as a time to do good, embodying the Christmas spirit, brings out best in people

"Never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket"

"it has done me good"

Christmas isn't about money but it still a time for goodness

"It is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt and abundance rejoices." - charity collects suggests that at

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