QUIZ: Is This a Sufjan Stevens Lyric or a Quote from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?

QUIZ: Is This a Sufjan Stevens Lyric or a Quote from <i>A Christmas Carol</i> by Charles Dickens?

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a morality tale about a super mean rich guy who decides to be nice after a bunch of ghosts scare the crap out of him. Sufjan Stevens is an indie artist who writes songs about the meaning of Christmas and the notion that death is inevitable. Can you tell their works apart?

1. "No Christmas tree, no great parade—it's just an ordinary day."

2. "What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry?"

3. "The spirit went where it went, though it could not cede forgiveness."

4. "Just this once for Christmas I want us all to be like one great big happy family."

5. "The air was filled with phantoms, wandering hither and thither in restless haste."

6. "Oh, I'm getting old! Everyone wishes for youth... how have I wasted my life?"

7. "You fear the world too much."

8. "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the past, the present, and the future."

9. "Did I go at it wrong? Did I go intentionally to destroy me?"

10. "Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death—set up thine altar here."

11. "Now my heart is returned to sister winter. Now my heart is as cold as ice."

12. "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy, I am as giddy as a drunken man."

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