If you’re not yet in the Christmas mood, a little music and a classic Christmas tale reading may help.

The Palestine Public Library will hold its open house for Christmas on Saturday featuring “reformed” Ebenezer Scrooge (alias Jerry Young) telling the classic tale of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the combined high school and middle school choirs of Palestine ISD, and holiday refreshments.

The open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., starting with the choir singing at 1:30 p.m.

Ebenezer Scrooge will tell his story at 2:30 p.m.

“He tells his classic tale set in Victorian times. He’s magnificent,” Palestine Library Director Carol Herrington said Thursday. “It’s a Christmas tradition tied in with literature. We had a fabulous turnout last year and we are hoping to do so again on Saturday. It is part of making memories for those growing up and adding texture and quality for the adults.”

Christmas treats and wassail will be served throughout the afternoon.

Though not required, those wanting to may come dressed in Victorian costumes.

The Christmas event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Palestine Public Library, located at 1101 N. Cedar St., at 903-729-4121.