A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens
(Reviewed by Jane)
So, like most of you, I’ve seen various movies based on the Dickens classic; in fact, I’d guess that no other work of literature has been made into more movies, than this one.
However, I started thinking and realized that I’m not quite sure that I every actually READ the Dickens’ story. Well, now I have and most of the movies are pretty accurate, in following the story, mostly because it’s not very long and shorter works are so much easier to make into decent movies.
A Christmas Carol (not to be confused with “A Christmas Story”, which we’ve all seen a few hundred times) is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the miserly business owner who finds no joy in the Christmas season, or in being with family. Actually Mr. Scrooge is a rather cranky, awful man; he treats his employee, Bob Cratchett horribly, he spurns his one remaining family member, his nephew, and is just generally no fun to be around. … (more…)