I finally read this, after a fruitless eleventh-hour search last year and buying it after the fact. What a good story! It‘s more richly told than any movie version I can recall, and while a little wordy (as Dickens is wont to be) still a quick read. I will have to revisit this again some other Christmas time.
To my shame, I have not only never before read A Christmas Carol, but I have never before read Dickens. Somewhat wordy in places, due to writers being paid by the word back on the day, but nevertheless a classic tale, with excellent dialogue, and and prose that conjures up the scenes perfectly.
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#DearDecember Day 12: This version of Dickens‘ Christmas Carol is gorgeously illustrated by Roberto Innocenti with #SnowIceSetting. I contrasted my post with two other versions of the classic tale: the one illustrated by Arthur Rackham and the Steampunk version of Zdenko Basic. See the contrast of the three very different artwork in my full post here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-aR1
Another #wintergames #holidayread done! I hadn‘t read this one in ages and I was reminded of how delightful it is (and how faithful so many movie adaptations are)! May we never get too caught up in the material things to lose sight of the generosity of Christmas. #teamfozziwig
I finally finished putting the last touches on the Christmas tree. ❤️🎄 #AudioDecorating
1) Hark the Herald Angels Sing 2) Deck the Halls 3) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 4) The First Noel 5) O Little Town of Bethlehem 6) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 7) Silent Night 8) Frosty the Snowman 9) Jingle Bells 10) O Holy Night
This one was fun!
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Book 103 of the year. Finished Dec 9, Audio
I always enjoy this one. And it never ceases to amaze me how incredibly well A Muppet Christmas Carol follows the original. It's probably one of the most accurate book to movie adaptations I've seen.
A wonderful holiday tradition. Neil Gaiman reads A Christmas Carol at the NYPL, from one of Dickens' own prompt copies. A lovely holiday treat.
1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2. Deck the Halls
3. It Came upon a Midnight Clear
4. The First Noel
5. The Little Town of Bethlehem
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7. Silent Night
8. Frosty the Snowman
9. Jingle Bells
10. O Holy Night
This was so fun—and it woke my brain on a Monday, no easy task! 😄
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My first #holidaymovie of the year is also a family #holidaytraditon - watching Muppet Christmas Carol. Truly my favorite interpretation of Dickens's classic. Funny, large swaths if narration and dialogue straight from the book, and excellent musical numbers.
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This has been one of my favorites since I first read it in the 4th grade and I do my best to reread it every December and it is always just as magical as I remembered. I have this wonderful copy so now I can explore his other christmasy stories.
Finished the book while the cookies baked, and they‘re a little heavy on the peppermint because the dog knocked into my knees when I was pouring the extract out, but 🤷🏼♀️ Oh well. The scent has cleared out my sinuses real quick!
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20 points for a Christmas read + 1 participation (362 total)
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This copy I checked out at the library still has old style stamped card on the back page. Notice the first stamp is 1972! 😳
No matter how many times I read this story, it still gives me a warm feeling. The prose is a little old fashioned but it does not dull the shine of the story. 5⭐
I went to The Festival of Trees yesterday — one of my fav holiday traditions — and have to share some of the bookish ones. Look at these trees inspired by A Christmas Carol!! 😍
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I attended a small plate Old English dinner tonight with my mom and saw a rendition of The Christmas Carol put on in my local community theater. They served us in character. It was fabulous! #wintergames #TeamNutcracker and where does this fit a play made from a book? I hope it becomes a #holidaytradition
Just finished this novella; gave me all the feels 🥰
The hero of the story was inspired by A Christmas Carol‘s Mr. Scroog and the labor union for children and adult labor in London.
Katherine Bone branched out of her pirate and nautical adventures with this Victorian tale; her writing is still marvelous!
It just is not a proper Christmas season until I have a chance to listen to Jim Dale‘s incredible narration of this classic Christmas ghost story. A perfect distraction to end a tough day at the office. I highly recommend this version. I‘ve listened to a couple others over the years and this one is my favorite. 🎄🎄
It's been so long since I've posted! My boys and I are doing the #wintermagicalreadathon so hopefully I'll be a little more active while I post updates throughout the month for that. #currentlyreading A Christmas Carol and Wundersmith with my boys and Winterwood on my own. We're working on our wk 1 prompts, Book Published Before You Were Born & Most Recently Acquired Book
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My family went all out for December 1st. We had our family Christmas pictures taken, put up our Charlie Brown Christmas tree, decorated Christmas cookies, and finished the day with a viewing of THE BEST adaptation of A Christmas Carol (The Muppets, of course). How did you celebrate the first day of #WinterGames?