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A Christmas Carol

“A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.” by Charles Dickens

“A Christmas Carol” – a story by Charles Dickens is one of the classics of the literature. The original title was “A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.”.

Genres: Fiction, Fairy tale, Victorian literature, Novella, Ghost story, Morality play

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Ghost Story of Christmas

The book was first published in London by Chapman & Hall on the 19th December 1843 and illustrated by John Leech.

A Christmas Carol - Kindle - eBook
“A Christmas Carol” – e-Book (Kindle)
A Christmas Carol - Audiobook
“A Christmas Carol” – Audiobook
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Beautiful hardcover edition with original illustrations in full colour
A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.
A Christmas Carol - Royal Collector's Edition
A Christmas Carol – Royal Collector’s Edition

On the website of The Project Gutenberg, you can find a few versions of the book to read for free:

“A Christmas Carol” for kids

“A Christmas Carol” was retold by Tony Mitton, which made the story relevant for children age 3 and over.

In London Town there lived a man.

His fortune, it was huge.

But he was mean and miserly,

old Ebenezer Scrooge.

Tony Mitton from “A Christmas Story”

“A Christmas Carol” audiobooks for free

Full story audio
A beautiful act of love

YouTube user Abelhawk recorded his own version of the book for his mum: “I made this as a Christmas gift for my mom in 2016, and now it’s available for all to hear“. What a beautiful act of love was that! Enjoy!

Radio drama (1965)

Top 10 “A Christmas Carol” movies

The popular streaming services give you the opportunity to buy or rent “A Christmas Carol” movies. In some cases you can still buy DVD.

1. Directed by David Hugh Jones (1999)

Runtime: 95 min

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

2. “Scrooge” directed by Brian Desmond Hurst (1951)

The movie from 1951 directed by Brian Desmond Hurst.

Starring: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison

3. Directed by Moira Armstrong (1977)

The movie from 1977, directed by Moira Armstrong.

Starring: Michael Hordern, John Le Mesurier, Bernard Lee

4. Directed by Clive Donner from 1984

“A Christmas Carol” movie from 1984, directed by Clive Donner.

It is just wonderful Christmas movie.

Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward.

5. Directed by Edwin L. Marin (1938)

The movie from 1938, directed by Edwin L. Marin.

Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart.

6. Directed by Tom Cairns (2018)

Runtime: 81 min

If you like the old British way of telling stories, you will fall in love with this one! It will give you a feeling that you are watching a very good play in the theatre.

Star: Simon Callow (what a great actor!)

If you will want more of this amazing actor, you may want to know that he is also a write. Check a book “Dickens’ Christmas” by Simon Callow.

“Dickens’ Christmas” by Simon Callow

7. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (2009)

Runtime: 91 min

Animation from 2009 directed by Robert Zemeckis with Jim Carrey as Scrooge.

Watch it here

or here:

Starring: Jim Carrey, Fionnula Flanagan, Gary Oldman

8. “Bah, Humbug!: The Story of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol'” directed by Derek Bailey (1994)

Runtime: 58min

Wonderful reading of the Dickens’ book. It was performed live at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. Definitely worth watching.

Stars: James Earl Jones, Martin Sheen, Robert MacNeil

9. “Scrooge” musical from 1970 directed by Ronald Neame

Runtime: 61 min

“Scrooge” by Ronald Neame. This movie has a lovely climate and music is just beautiful.

Starring: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans

10. “Scrooge” (1935) directed by Henry Edward

Runtime: 61 min

The movie from 1935, directed by Henry Edwards. It is available in colour.

Starring: Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop, Robert Cochran

There are many other film adaptations of the Dickens’ story. Musicals are quite popular.

Musicals based on Dickens’ story

There were some good musicals based on the Charles Dickens’ story. One of them, titled “Scrooge” (1970), was mentioned above.

Animated Musical (1997)

An animated musical by Stan Philips from 1997.

“A Christmas Carol” musical (2012)

The musical from 2012, was directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman

“A Christmas Carol” Quotes

The most popular quotes.

“It’s all humbug, I tell you.”

Ebenezer Scrooge

God bless us everyone.

Tiny Tim

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”

“No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused”

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on 7th February 1812 in Landport, Hampshire, England.

There is a lovely movie for the whole family, directed by Bharat Nalluri called “The Man who invented Christmas”. It is a movie about the genius behind the most popular Christmas story.

His other popular books were: “Oliver Twist”, “The Old Curiosity Shop”, “David Copperfield”, “Great Expectations”, “Hard Times”.

He died 9 June 1870 (aged 58) in Higham, Kent, England.

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