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dulcinea3
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The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton

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Has anyone read this short story by Charles Dickens? It is, in some ways, very similar to A Christmas Carol. A grumpy sexton who hates Christmas (and, actually, just about everything, Christmas or not). He is kidnaped by a gang of goblins, who show him various Christmas scenes, much like the Ghosts to Scrooge, and, of course, in the end he has a change of character. It is very funny, too!

I have been reading through The Little Big Book of Christmas, that I got a couple of years ago when I took the Christmas Lit course at Barnes & Noble University, and just reread this story last night. It has stories, poems, carols, and recipes, and is just a great Christmas book - it fast became a favorite of mine, and I highly recommend it!

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Re: The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton

Yes, the Christmas Carol book I have has "The Christmas Tree", an excerpt from a Pickwick story, Christmas of course, which includes the goblin story.
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Re: The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton

Thanks, dulcinea3. For those interested, here's the link to _The Little Big Book of Christmas_:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780688174149&itm=1



dulcinea3 wrote:
Has anyone read this short story by Charles Dickens? It is, in some ways, very similar to A Christmas Carol. A grumpy sexton who hates Christmas (and, actually, just about everything, Christmas or not). He is kidnaped by a gang of goblins, who show him various Christmas scenes, much like the Ghosts to Scrooge, and, of course, in the end he has a change of character. It is very funny, too!

I have been reading through The Little Big Book of Christmas, that I got a couple of years ago when I took the Christmas Lit course at Barnes & Noble University, and just reread this story last night. It has stories, poems, carols, and recipes, and is just a great Christmas book - it fast became a favorite of mine, and I highly recommend it!

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