Rick Scroogeman hates Christmas. He can't stand the carols and the pageants. He can't stand the lights and the mistletoe. But what he hates the most is having to watch the old movie A Christmas Carol every year at school. Since his name is Scroogeman, all of his classmates start calling him Scrooge. And he hates being called Scrooge. But everything starts to change when three ghosts visit him. At first, he thinks it's a dream. But then he realises that it might be a nightmare. A nightmare that could become real.
R. L. Stine is the author of the bestselling Goosebumps and Fear Street series, as well as the stand-alone novels It's the First Day of School . . . Forever! and A Midsummer Night's Scream and his adult novel Red Rain. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and their dog, Minnie.