Friday, December 2, 2011

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. BBC List # 47 (2003), # 81 (2010)

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Ladies and Gentlemen, it is officially December. You all know what that means!

Yes, it is Christmas time. Time to put the tree up, set up lights, and turn on the Christmas music (my personal favorite is Baby, It's Cold Outside by Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer).

And when you get some spare time, you can relax to a Christmas classic: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

About the book:

Ebenezer Scrooge, a grumpy (but extremely wealthy) buisness man, with no room in his heart for compassion,  is greeted by his old (and very dead) friend Marley. After Marley warns Scrooge to change his life to prevent a miserable afterlife, Scrooge is visited by three additonal ghosts. The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, each visit Scrooge that night to try and change him.

Does it deserve to be on the BBC List?


Seriously, who has not heard of the story of Scrooge. This story is a textbook example of what the BBC List should be about. If you haven't read the book, I say now is the time to do it. I give A Christmas Carol (and probably the only time I will do this) a 6 out of 5 stars. This novel is phenomenal.

Does it deserve it's spot on the BBC List?

Without question, this novel should be in the top twenty. This story is probably the most known story on the planet. Even if the book has not been read by everyone, the thousands of plays, musicals, and movies that have been produced should give A Christmas Carol a top twenty, or even a top ten, spot on the List.

Thanks for reading!! I hope you all enjoy the blog.

1 comment:

  1. Great Book :D
    Thought you might like my alternative machinima version of A Christmas Carol