3 parts needed: Narrator (NA), Scrooge (S) (a grumpy old man), Nephew (N) (a cheerful young man)
Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve, old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house. N:
A merry Christmas, uncle! NA:
It was the voice of Scrooge's nephew. S:
Bah!… Humbug! N:
Christmas a humbug, uncle! You don't mean that, I am sure? S:
I do. Every idiot who goes about with “Merry Christmas” on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding! N:
Nephew, keep Christmas in your own way, and let me keep it in mine. N:
Keep it! But you don't keep it.
Adapted from A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, 1843.