Bah!...Humbug! Out upon merry Christmas! If I had my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding. He should!
Merry Christmas Uncle!
Nothing! I wish to be left alone. Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don't make merry myself at Christmas, and I can't afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the prisons and the workhouses, -- they cost enough, -- and those who are badly off must go there.
Act 1: A man visits Scrooge
At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge, we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. A few of us are endeavoring to raise a fund to buy the poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth. What shall I put you down for?
Act 1: Jacob Marley's ghost visits Scrooge
I want much from you. I am Jacob Marley your partner. I have come to warn you that you can escape the same fate as me. You will be haunted by Three Spirits.
What do you want with me? Who are you?
Scrooge's nephew comes to visit him and wishes him a happy birthday but Scrooge gets angry.
The Nephew exits the room and a man enters.
A Man comes to tell Ebeneezer Scrooge the the poor need food and drinks and asks Scrooge to give something to them.
The Gentleman exits the room. After a bit Scrooge hears chains clanking outside his bedroom
Jacob Marley warns Scrooge that Three spirits will haunt him.
The ghost of Jacob Marley Enters the room chained up and looks weary