A Christmas Carl: A Gay Retelling of A Christmas Carol
If you believe in Christmas miracles, second chances, andabsolute love, this remarkable gay retelling of the classic Christmas Carol will guide you throughone man’s quest to recapture everything he thought he’d stopped loving, andeverything he never thought he’d love again.
Wealthy Carl Smite, owner of a high-end Antiques store inGreenwich Village, hates Christmas so much he takes the last dollar bill from asick delivery boy with one leg on Christmas Eve. Carl despises everything thatis good and pure about Christmas, including the fact that his employee devoteshis time to handing out free dinners at a homeless shelter. But when Carl goesto sleep on Christmas Eve, he never expects to receive a visit from the ghostof his former business partner, Marty Keller.
Marty explains that Carl will have a visit from threeChristmas Ghosts that night. The solemn Ghost of Christmas Past takes Carl backto a Christmas when he was in love with the most wonderful man in the world.The beautiful Ghost of Christmas Present shows Carl what happened to the loveof his life and introduces him to the son he never knew he had. And the Ghostof Christmas Yet to Come, who is actually the flamboyant ghost of gay iconQuentin Crisp, shows Carl what will happen to him, and all the people he loves,if he doesn’t start loving again. And while Carl is working through a ChristmasEve he’ll never forget, the romance moves toward a joyful climax ofenlightenment and transition as he searches for the true meaning of life andhope.