" What else can I be," returned the uncle, " when I live in such a world of fools as this ? Merry Christmas ! Out upon merry Christmas ! What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money ; a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in 'em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, " every idiot who goes about with ' Merry Christmas,' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!"
A Christmas Carol In Prose : Being a Ghost Story of Christmas Por Charles Dickens