During the holiday season there are three books I love to read. One is Charles Dicken's classic "A Christmas Carol." I have read this book each year for more years than I can remember. The movie version (the one with Alastair Sim) is by far our favorite Christmas movie. I never fail to enjoy the story of Scrooge's transformation from miserly curmudgeon to the friendly, and generous, keeper of Christmas.
Another book I read each Christmas is "The River Whispers Her Name," by our friend Jay Grelen. This is a sweet story of a family's Christmas miracle set on the rivers in our area. Reading the familiar area names makes it even more special to read.
In "Jacob T. Marley," there is a scene where someone sees Scrooge through the window of his counting house, but does not choose to have any interaction with him. The person goes on to tell someone else, who once knew Scrooge, about the sighting though. Watching this happen, unseen, are the spirits of the ghost of Christmas Past and Jacob Marley.