Jay discusses the importance of reading Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol aloud, specifically to his daughter. He notes that Dickens’ writing lends itself well to being read aloud, and that Shakespeare was also a master of character creation. Watts also talks about the impact of performers like Aaron Sorkin on modern storytelling and criticizes the way that Shakespeare’s works are often taught as books rather than meant to be performed. The speaker emphasizes the importance of understanding the nuances of texts and the value of reading them. In another section of the video, Watts discusses the quote “if these Shadows remain unaltered by the future the child will die” from the character Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, and its parallels to modern-day pro-life beliefs. He argues that personal decisions and actions have a significant impact on the future, and emphasizes the importance of compassion and kindness towards those who are marginalized or oppressed. Jay concludes by discussing the emotional impact of this quote on the reader and how it highlights the transformative power of empathy and introspection. In another section of the video, Watts discusses the importance of Christmas as a time of giving and charity, questioning why people believe that their own value is beyond those of poor people. He notes that in the Christian tradition, Jesus was born in poverty and the have-nots in society are often seen as more valuable in God’s eyes. The speaker then moves on to talk about Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol,” which explores the idea of corrupt Londoners who do not donate to charity and the mistreatment of the poor. The workhouse is specifically mentioned as a symbol of dehumanization. Jay then encourages the viewer to read the novel and the annual performance of “A Christmas Carol” while remembering that these are different versions of the original story. Watts concludes by discussing the principle of subsidiarity, which suggests that the most local institution is the best for handling any issue or problem that arises and uses it to emphasize the importance of family. There is a discussion of Planned Parenthood and the statistics they employ to tell their story.