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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol


by Charles Dickens

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


Yeah, sorry, guys, this thing is almost totally squeaky clean. The only even very mildly suggestive scene happens during the party at Fred's house, when one of his friends is "it" during a game of blind-man's bluff.

Even though he appears to be blindfolded, he keeps going for Fred's sister-in-law and keeps, ahem, accidentally grabbing her around the waist or by the hand. After the game ends, the two go off to a dark corner of the room and hang out by themselves behind a curtain. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

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