Ebenezer Scrooge is startled by the visit of Jacob Marley. Jacob tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three ghosts. The ghosts of Christmas past,present, and future.
The ghost of Christmas past comes. The ghost takes Scrooge to his childhood past to when he was happy.
Ebenezer Scrooge can't stand the past anymore. He grows sick of everything and begs to go home. The ghost of Christmas past refuses giving Ebenezer no choice but to take him out.
After some time the ghost of Christmas present comes. He shows Scrooge the Cratchit family and Freds family. Throughout everything he frequantly quates Scrooge.
Soon after the ghost of Christmas present left the ghost of Christmas future appeared. He shows Scrooge that him and Tint Tim die. and that no one cares and actually is somehow happy about his death. Scrooge realizes his ways and decides to be a better man so he can change the future.
The theme of the book is to put people before money. If you don't you miss out on some great stuff.