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
Main character sidekick
Main character catch phrase
Fewer than 30,000
Bob Cratchit &/or Mr. Fezziwig
Jacob Marley – dead business partner
Late 18th – mid 19th Century
Don’t be a Christmas humbug.
“Marley was dead, to begin with…”
Ignorance & Want
More than 48,000
Patricia Croome – deceased wife
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!!”
Apathy & Greed