A Christmas Carol Round Up

A few years ago, I wrote a series of blog posts about A Christmas Carol. This was well before A Christmas Peril was published, but I was already working on the book. I unabashedly love A Christmas Carol. So in this spirit, I wanted to compile the previous posts in one place. A Christmas Carol…

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Challenge Conclusion

I did not get to all the versions, and didn’t even discuss (save Patrick Stewart) stage versions. But I did cover a lot of ground. Conclusions? Despite rewatching and discovering this many versions, I still love the story. There isn’t a formula for what works. But the versions that work best don’t shy away from…

Patrick Stewart in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

I have blogged before about Patrick Stewart’s brilliant CHRISTMAS CAROL on stage, and the wonderful CD of his reading. In 1999 he played Scrooge in a full version on TNT. So in love with the stage version was I that I gave this version more than a passing grade, but I did not give it…

A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Reginald Owen

This 1938 version is a favorite of mine. It has some additions to the story. There is more interaction between Fred and the Cratchit family. Bob Cratchit gets fired on Christmas Eve, so he goes out and spends all of his money so the family can have a merry Christmas. The past skips over Belle,…

Technology meets A CHRISTMAS CAROL

I have very mixed feelings about the 2009 Jim Carrey/Robert Zemeckis animated version of A┬áCHRISTMAS CAROL. First of all, animated isn’t really the term I would use, since (having watched the “Making Of” extra on the DVD) the actors did the scenes wearing sci fi suits and dots on their faces so they could be…

BARBIE in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

These Barbie movies are a fairly recent phenomena that likely alludes most of you unless you have small children (more than likely girls, but I am not going to assume) in your life. I am fortunate enough to be an aunt, and therefore Barbie’s CHRISTMAS CAROL is on my viewing list. And you know, it…