December 19th, 2013 marks the 170th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. The novella was originally released in serialisation by publishing house Chapman & Hall.
The iconic story tells the tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his subsequent transformation following the visit of three ghosts; Christmas past, present and future.
Scrooge’s festive lesson has been adapted numerous times, perhaps most famously by Jim Henson’s ‘The Muppets’. Released to cinemas in 1992, Michael Caine plays the main character, with various other roles filled by Kermit and chums.
Other film adaptations have seen Billy Murray, Tim Curry and even Disney’s Scrooge McDuck playing the key role.
- How Scrooge Saved Charles Dickens (guardianlv.com)
- Celebrating December 19th! (thecheeps.wordpress.com)
- The Scrooge Who Stole Christmas (britlitsurvey2.wordpress.com)