At the urging of Jacob Marley

From “Bah! Humbug!” to “God bless us every one.”<p></p>

From “Bah! Humbug!” to “God bless us every one.”

Last week, I complained about the ubiquitous staging of A Christmas Carol during the holiday season, and now I’m recommending you see Ashley Ramsden’s one-man performance of Dickens’ classic. Why the sudden change of heart? Let’s just say I was visited by three ghosts who reminded me of the play’s capacity to inspire goodwill toward humanity in all of us (as well as completely wigging me out with a visit to my own grave). Thus, under supernatural guidance, I humbly suggest that Ashley Ramsden, master storyteller from England’s Emerson College, will rekindle your Christmas spirit just in time for the big 12/25. One show only, Friday at 7:30 p.m. $15 adults, $5 kids. Rudolph Steiner College, 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Call 864-4864 for information.