No Humbug on the Eve, Mr. Scrooge

“Bah,” said Scrooge, “Humbug.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol over the course of a few weeks to get it published before Christmas 1843.

It is the story of a mean old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who when confronted by his past and present life and a glimpse of what his future might be finds gratitude, kindness and the “Christmas spirit.”

The different film versions always get a run at this time of the year.  Alistair Sim’s Scrooge is considered to be the classic one.

In England, the film was released as Scrooge but as A Christmas Carol in the United States in 1951.

I will admit that my favorite version of the story as a child was the 1962 animated version starring Jim Backus as the voice of Mister Magoo.

Mister Magoos Christmas Carol 1962 from ROCKET SKY 3D ANIMATION SCHOOL on Vimeo.

This animated version is framed as Magoo performing a Broadway stage musical version of Dickens’ story.

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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