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I don’t know what to do!” cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. “I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo![1]

Merry Christmas.


[1] Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, In Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (1843; London, 1858), 92-3.