I’ve known the story for as long as I can remember, but I’d never actually read the book, until now (Christmas 2020) that is. It’s the classic Christmas tale by Charles Dickens, so familiar from movie adaptations, not least The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) starring Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge. Since it’s release I’ve considered it one of the finest versions, and having now read the book I can see how faithful to the spirit (pun intended) of the original it is.
Not having read the book was a serious omission on my part, but thankfully I’ve now corrected that. The book is in the public domain, so easily found online.