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Patrick’s Stewart’s “A Christmas Carol”

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No self-respecting Christmas Carol site would be caught online without including a tribute to the one contemporary man who embodies it most: Patrick Stewart. Stewart’s primary connection to Dickens’ story is his famous one-man performance, which he has done annually to packed houses since 1989. Fortunately for the rest of us who can’t get to the live event, he has… Read more »

CBS Campbell Playhouse 1939 broadcast

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The CBS Campbell Playhouse 1939 broadcast of “A Christmas Carol” Lionel Barrymore performs the role of Scrooge for the radio broadcast. Back before television, a holiday season tradition in America was listening to “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens as performed on radio by Lionel Barrymore and narrated by Orson Welles with the Mercury Theatre group. The music was composed… Read more »

Other Radio Adaptations

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The BBC Radio Theatre Adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” The British Broadcasting Corporation is unequaled in the quality of their dramatic broadcasts, and their lavish production of Dickens’ most-loved book is no exception. Generally recognized as one of the best of the old-time radio adaptations, and certainly the most complete and faithful, this rare recording is unmatched in voice talent, quality… Read more »

Alastair Sim As Scrooge

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All About The 1951 “A Christmas Carol” Adaptation Starring Alastair Sim (A note from the webmaster: Rather than being a review of the film, of which there are many online, this article focuses on the additions that the film made when adapting the novel. Also, although the original film is in black and white, and works beautifully so, the images… Read more »