Severus carefully moved about the attic, knowing if there were any Christmas decorations, they'd be up here.
He found two dusty boxes in the far corner, levitating them to the first floor.
At the bottom of one box, he found his mother's copy of A Christmas Carol .
He sat back and riffled through the book. He had wondered where this had gone, he had looked for it after he had inherited the house.
He had time before Harry would arrive. He made tea and opened the book:
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that....