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Jerry Parisi, dressed as Ebenezer Scrooge from (Credit: Ed Betz)

Jerry Parisi, dressed as Ebenezer Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol," walks through Port Jefferson during the 17th annual Charles Dickens Festival. (Nov. 30, 2012)

Charles Dickens Festival

Hundreds enjoy the Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson where many dress as their favorite characters from the authors many novels.

People dressed in character participate in the Charles
(Credit: Ed Betz)

People dressed in character participate in the Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Nov. 30, 2012)

Father Christmas, who never uses his real name
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Father Christmas, who never uses his real name while in character, sprinkles snow during the Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Nov. 30, 2012)

Jerry Parisi, dressed as Ebenezer Scrooge from
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Jerry Parisi, dressed as Ebenezer Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol," walks through Port Jefferson during the 17th annual Charles Dickens Festival. (Nov. 30, 2012)

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Father Christmas, who never uses his real name
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Father Christmas, who never uses his real name while in character, greets a child during the Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Nov. 30, 2012)

People dressed in character sing during the Charles
(Credit: Ed Betz)

People dressed in character sing during the Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Nov. 30, 2012)

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