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11 Best Quotes from “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

From ‘Bah, Humbug!’ to ‘God bless us, everyone!’ – Dive into the merry world of A Christmas Carol quotes that’ll warm even Scrooge’s heart!

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When the weather outside is frightful there’s nothing more warming than cosying up next to a crackling fire with a good Christmas book.

And if you want to submerge yourself into a read that captures the essence of the spirit of Christmas then A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens ticks ALL the boxes, believe it or not, the book is over 180 years old…now that is old! and if you ask us the story never gets boring.

Whenever we hear someone shout Bah-Humbug (never us btw) or ask ‘What day is it?’ we can’t help but have a chuckle and think of old Ebanezer himself, so we’ve rounded up 11 of the best A Christmas Carol quotes to get your truly into the Christmas spirit…at any time of the year!


  • “Bah, Humbug!” – Ebenezer Scrooge
  • “God bless us, everyone!” – Tiny Tim
  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Ebenezer Scrooge
A Christmas Carol Quote - "Bah, Humbug!" - Ebenezer Scrooge
  • “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
  • “It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor.”
  • “I wear the chain I forged in life…I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”
  • “No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.”
A Christmas Carol Quote - No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.


  • “I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. 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!”
  • “The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.”
  • “He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world.”
  • “He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge.”
A Christmas Carol Quote  - God bless us, everyone! - Tiny Tim


Now if that isn’t giving you the festive feels, then all we can say is Bah Humbug to you!

Where Can I Buy A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Book?

You can buy A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens here at Amazon UK for under £3

How Many Movie Adaptations of A Christmas Carol Have Their Been?

You’ll be surprised to know that there have been more than 10 adaptations of the book! This includes the following:

  1. “Scrooge” (1935)
  2. “A Christmas Carol” (1951) also known as “Scrooge” or “A Christmas Carol”
  3. “Scrooge” (1970) also known as “A Christmas Carol” or “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge”
  4. “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (1983) – an animated adaptation by Disney
  5. “A Christmas Carol” (1984) starring George C. Scott
  6. “The Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992) – a comedic adaptation featuring The Muppets
  7. “A Christmas Carol” (2009) – a motion capture film starring Jim Carrey
  8. “A Christmas Carol” (2019) – a modern retelling starring Guy Pearce
  9. “Scrooged” (1988) – a comedic adaptation starring Bill Murray
  10. “A Christmas Carol” (1999) – a made-for-TV movie starring Patrick Stewart