“Bah, humbug”

And the All Time Best Christmas Story Award goes to…

A Christmas Carol, and all the 30+ versions out there. Yes, that’s right. Charles Dickens’s novella has perhaps been adapted more than any other Christmas-themed narrative in history.

There have been plays, operas, TV specials, and movies based on it. Famous franchises like Disney, Flintstones, and Barbie also have their own renderings of the story.

As for me, I think it is a glory well-deserved. Whenever one of the several versions is on TV, I try to watch it. The poignant story of Ebenezer Scrooge illustrates how greed can be the downfall of men.

Mickey’s Christmas Carol is my favorite version. I don’t think it is particularly better than the others, but it was the first one I saw and fell in love with. I watch it today with a tinge of nostalgia for a time when I didn’t know there was a writer named Charles Dickens.

“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”

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