Three Random Thoughts On A Christmas Carol

It is an absolute literary classic, published in 1843, and set to celluloid multiple times.  But the undeniable best version ever is the one released in 1951, called, rightly enough, A Christmas Carol.

The Story

Ebenezer Scrooge is a hateful man who especially hates Christmas.  When several ghosts visit him one night and show him the past, the present, and the future, they hope to change Scrooge’s mindset.  And the deadline is Christmas morning.

The Actor

Everything in this version rests squarely on the shoulders on one the best actors ever.  Alastair Sims is the only person to ever make Scrooge real in my mind.  All other need not apply.

The Adaptation

Of all the versions I have witnessed of A Christmas Carol, this is by far the most faithful to the source material.  So many others try to “fix” what they believe is wrong with the story.  They are what’s wrong with those versions.

Read A Christmas Carol.  Then watch A Christmas Carol.  You will not be sorry.


P.S.  A Christmas Carol is copyright 2012 to Charles Dickens.

P.P.S.  It is 7 days till Christmas!!!!!!!


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One Response to Three Random Thoughts On A Christmas Carol

  1. Alex says:

    I agree, this is by far the best version of a Christmas Carol I have ever come across.

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