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Monday, December 17, 2018

December 17 Christmas Postcard, A Christmas Carol Published 1843

Hi and welcome!
Our Christmas postcard for December 17th is from 1923...


It was sent in Oroville California...


A very fun sentiment!


I love that the sender wishes her friend a jolly Christmas and a pappy New Year!


December 17th is the anniversary of the publishing of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in 1843  for the first time.  The above is a Norman Rockwell illustration for the December 1934 cover of The Saturday Evening Post.


This is a famous illustration called Dicken's Dream from the English Illustrated Post during Dicken's lifetime.


This year we will be renting The Man Who Invented Christmas...with Dan Stevens of the early Downton Abbey fame... especially tonight, on the publication anniversary of A Christmas Carol.

One of the highlights for us each Christmas is watching all the versions of A Christmas Carol, including...


With George C. Scott as Scrooge...


our favorite, the musical version with Albert Finney called Scrooge...


A Seattle stage version a few years ago...


The version with Alistair Sim...


And the Patrick Stewart version.


This year, for the first time, we saw this animated version with Jim Carrey as Scrooge. Very good!


Another animated version is with The Muppets, but I thought it a bit scary for the kindergartmers I was teaching when it came out in 1992.


Tonight, hit a Canadian Broadcasting...CBC...showing of a 2017 pantomime of A Christmas Carol from the Elgin Theater in Toronto., which was in the typical English panto tradition. So fun! Above is the Plumbum who played all three ghosts with each constume more fantastic that the last....
so fun! 

A fun article...


Window in the Charles Dickens Museum in London

Anyway, get out the tea and popcorn... we're watching A Christmas Carol again tonight!
Merry Christmas!
And God bless us, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun Christmas tradition. I've seen "The Man Who Invented Christmas", but haven't seen most of the other versions.

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