Sep 18

Comparing A Christmas Carol with A Halloween Carol

BHB Compares A Christmas Carol w/ A Halloween Carol

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to compare two of the best holiday books:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Halloween Carol (The Legend of Decimus Croome) by Kevin Purdy
We’ll take a look at everything from the authors, to the holidays, to the timeline to the characters in the novel/novella. For quick reference, take a look at the infographic on the right-hand side of this column or view it in a larger size by clicking on the infographic or viewing the Halloween infographic on Pinterest.

 

Comparing A Christmas Carol w/ A Halloween Carol

Novel
Author
Holiday
Words
Published
Main character
Main character sidekick
Sick child
First Ghost
Country Setting
Town setting
Time setting
Moral/theme
Best line
Main character catch phrase
Genre
Cameo appearance
Divided into…
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Christmas
Fewer than 30,000
1843
Ebenezer Scrooge
Bob Cratchit &/or Mr. Fezziwig
Tiny Tim
Jacob Marley – dead business partner
England
London
Late 18th – mid 19th Century
Don’t be a Christmas humbug.
“Marley was dead, to begin with…”
“Bah, humbug.”
Holiday novella
Ignorance & Want
Staves
A Halloween Carol
Kevin Purdy
Halloween
More than 48,000
2017
Decimus Croome
Black Magic
Tommy Bobbich
Patricia Croome – deceased wife
America
Timberton
Mid 20th to early 21st Century
Don’t be a Halloween humbug.
Remember the part in our wedding vows about until death do we part? Consider this a bonus round.
“Pish posh & poppycock!!”
Holiday novel
Apathy & Greed
Chapters
comparison chart for A Christmas Carol & A Halloween Carol

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