Please be specific if it was AM/PM on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
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"Once upon a time—of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve—old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house."
Marley visited at dinnertime when Scrooge had just settled in to eat his gruel.
Marley tells Scrooge to expect the first ghost;
“Without their visits,” said the Ghost, “you cannot hope to shun the path I tread. Expect the first to-morrow, when the bell tolls One.” (AM)
“Expect the second on the next night at the same hour. The third upon the next night when the last stroke of Twelve has ceased to vibrate. Look to see me no more; and look that, for your own sake, you remember what has passed between us!” (All of the visitations occur the same night..... somehow the clock adjusts itself)
"He spoke before the hour bell sounded, which it now did with a deep, dull, hollow, melancholy ONE." (AM/ First Spirit)
"AWAKING in the middle of a prodigiously tough snore, and sitting up in bed to get his thoughts together, Scrooge had no occasion to be told that the bell was again upon the stroke of One." (AM/ Second Spirit)
"The bell struck twelve." (AM/ Third Spirit)
A Christmas Carol