Scrooge makes his first appearance this Christmas in Hammersmith & Fulham when the Tory cabinet meets on Monday 3 December.
Hundreds of council jobs will be privatised by the cabinet as they try to make short term savings. And hundreds of other council workers will have a very unmerry Christmas waiting to hear what will happen to their jobs when the waste services contract is awarded.
Surprisingly the Tories haven't scrapped the annual Christmas Day lunch for older people. That would have been a step too far, even for H&F Tories.