- Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. New York: Bantam Books, 1997.
The Question and Answer section for A Christmas Carol is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Cratchits are a kindly family. They are very poor but celebrate the little that they have. Bob Cratchit even makes a toast to his miserly boss in thanks for their meager Christmas dinner. Although the rest of the family is not enthusiastic...
THey were playing Christmas games. Fred, Scrooge's nephew, was also making a toast to Scrooge.
Scrooge only hurt himself by isolating himself and rebuking the few people that care about him.