This year, Dunnes Stores in Ireland ran a heartwarming Christmas Carol-themed commercial (see below). This article in the Irish Independent tells the story behind the ad. John Spain writes, "Given that A Christmas Carol was written by Dickens over 170 years ago, it is remarkable that the words work so well in a modern context. But somehow they do."
In Variety, Tony Jordan says that they're having trouble finding studio space for the show and that it may have to shoot in Eastern Europe, though he acknowledges, "It just doesn't feel quite right. It should be in the U.K." The piece also mentions some of the buildings and characters that are going to appear on the show.