A Christmas Carol Play
A Christmas Carol Play Act Six
Written by: Walter Ben Hare
Adapted from the famous story of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
Lights half up, but candles are not burning. Rear curtains closed.
Scrooge is discovered asleep at his desk. The Spirit of Christmas Present sits at R., a red
light shining on him. He carries a torch in which a red light burns. The bells toll six
times. Scrooge suddenly awakens and gazes at Second Spirit.
Second Spirit. Arise, arise, Ebenezer Scrooge, and learn to know me better.
Scrooge (frightened). I don't believe I ever met you before.
Second Spirit. Probably not. I am the Spirit of Christmas. The Ghost of Christmas Present.
Scrooge. The Ghost of Christmas Present?
Second Spirit. I am a brother of the little Spirit of Christmas Past who visited you before.
Scrooge. And are you going to show me all my past misdeeds?
Second Spirit. Not me. I am going to show you your present misdeeds. It is my mission to
show you the love and comradeship of Christmas of today. I travel among the common people.
My torch is their benediction. If there is a slight quarrel or any misunderstandings on
Christmas Day, I simply throw on them the light of my torch. And then they say it is a shame
to quarrel on Christmas Dayóthe Day of Peace and Love. And so it is! God bless it! God bless
Scrooge. And what do you intend to show me?
Second Spirit. I intend to show you the House of Happiness.
Scrooge. Is it a wonderful palace of gold?
Second Spirit. It is a humble little kitchen. In fact, the kitchen of your poor clerk, Bob
Cratchit. Bob, with his fifteen shillings a weekówith his wife and six childrenówith his
shabby clothes and his humble, shabby mannersóBob, with his little four-roomed house, and
his struggle to keep the wolf from the door. The Ghost of the Christmas Present blesses his