A Christmas novella
"A Christmas carol" was a novella (written,fictional,narrative normally longer than a short story but, shorter than a novel) by Charles dickens. It was first published by chapman and hall on December 19, 1843. It was an instant success.
It tells you about Ebenezar Scrooge an old,bitter man and his "transformation". Resulting from a "supernatural visit" from the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. The book was written in "Victorian era Britain". When there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with new customs such as, Christmas trees and cards. Dickens sources for the story were varied, but principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for poor and needy.