A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.
An abridged version: The Four Visitors.
“Here I am on a frozen foggy Xmas Eve. Bah Humbug! Xmas, why is everyone so jolly. I have chased away a Carol singer, turned away two gentlemen who Marley used to encourage, charity what do I care for the poor, there are prisons and workhouses, paid for with my taxes! Then my, Nephew comes, cheerful as you like to invite me to dinner. I sent…