'Tis the season for news stories about A Christmas Carol! Here are a few good ones:
- Les Standiford talks about his book The Man Who Invented Christmas and his excitement about having it turned into a movie!
- Though Dickens didn't really invent Christmas, he did have a profound influence on it. Two professors at Kansas State University talk about the book's legacy, as reflected by other Christmas tales such as "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "A Visit from St. Nicholas."
- Smithsonian magazine has a feature about how A Christmas Carol reflects Dickens's own charitable mindset and efforts.
- Michael Caine talks to GQ about why he did A Muppet Christmas Carol, and his and his family's enduring love for the movie.
- On a somber note, I don't generally like to put thoughts in his head, but something tells me that Dickens would be furious about a family being unfairly harassed over the cancellation of a Christmas Carol play.
- To end on a more hopeful note, A Christmas Carol inspired these students to collect donations for 150 children in need.