Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" in Prose, being a Ghost Story of Christmas. The World's most famous ghost story of Christmas, for 167 years & telling! Ebenezer Scrooge was a wealthy, grumpy old man, who cared little for people and family... Living his life for only himself, he was completely miserable. Scrooge thought this Christmas Eve would be no different... He dreaded another Christmas where he’d be forced to tolerate the joy, happiness and spirit of others. Oh... but this Christmas would be "different" indeed. Grumpy old Scrooge is in for a night that nobody would expect. This is the story of how Ebenezer Scrooge’s life was changed forever. First published on December 19, 1843, by Charles Dickens. This is the world's most famous Ghost Story of Christmas!