Kristen Lamb has created this wonderful, insightful piece on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. I have seen many interpretations of this story, and have had the pleasure of meeting his Great Grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens. Gerald presents the story as a one man show each year in the US, a powerful and personal experience. I found Kristen’s perspective just as moving. Merry Christmas
One of my all-time favorite movies for the holidays is The Muppets Christmas Carol. I believe I’ve seen this movie a few hundred times. I’ve worn out three VHS tapes and at least three DVDs. I play the movie over and over, mainly because, well, duh, MUPPETS! I drive my husband nuts playing this movie over and over…and over. I’m worse than a three-year-old.
But, Muppets aside, also I can’t get enough of the music. Also, I love the story of A Christmas Carol no matter how many times I see it, no matter how many renditions, and I am certainly not alone. Charles Dickens’ story of a redeemed miser is a staple for holiday celebrations around the world and across the generations.
This story is virtually synonymous with “Christmas,” but why is it such a powerful story? Why has it spoken so deeply to so many? Why is…
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