Friday, December 27, 2013

Four of the most memorable holiday gifts in fiction

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Melissa Albert highlighted a few of the most memorable holiday gifts in fiction. One entry on the list:

After being given the runaround by a handful of ghosts, world’s worst boss Ebenezer Scrooge finally sees the error of his selfish, selfish ways. In Dickens’ classic tale, he’s inspired to gift his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit with a “prize Turkey,” classing up his family’s meager Christmas meal and inspiring one of the most famous lines in lit: “God bless us, every one!”
Read about the other entries on the list.

A Christmas Carol is on Chrissie Gruebel's list of six top fictional holiday parties and Tom Lamont's list of ten of the best time travelers.

--Marshal Zeringue