Want to know a secret? I love the “Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens! It is probably my favorite story of all time - and I mean the book, not Hollywood’s many versions! Wicked old Mr. Scrooge - haunted by three spirits on Christmas Eve sent by his dead business partner - all for his reclamation. It’s a wonderful, well written story full of Charles Dickens wit and humor.
Now, that’s not to say that I don’t like any of the Christmas Carol movies at all! Here are a few from my collection *winks* and, yes, I usually watch them all during the Christmas season. It’s really hard to pick my favorite Christmas Carol movie because there have been some really good ones. I think that George C. Scott made a great Scrooge. But you should check out the Muppet Christmas Carol - hysterical and still pretty close (by muppet standards! lol!) to the book - and it has one of the most creepy Spirit of Christmas past ghosts. I have versions dating from 1938 forward including both British and American productions. Alistair Sims makes a very good Scrooge in the 1951 Christmas Carol movie. That movie has some special effects that were pretty amazing for the time.
It’s true! My Christmas Spirit is raised and fed by this wonderful story by Mr. Dickens. It’s a short little book – check it out from your local library and enjoy a Spirited read during this holiday season! I’m off right now to find out what Scrooge thinks of the Ghost of Christmas Present as I curl up with Mr. Dickens’ book and a cup of hot chocolate.
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