The Classics Club – December 2012 Meme

This might be my shortest post ever!

For the month of December the hosts of The Classics Club have asked us to share your favorite memory of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. have you ever read it? If not, will you? Why should others read it rather than relying on the film adaptations?

Well, as I said short and simple. I haven’t read it and I don’t know if I ever will. Dickens’ and I have a rocky relationship after A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. I’m not necessarily opposed to reading it, but I don’t know if I’ll go out of my way to read it.

I will say that I LOVED The Muppet Christmas Carol from the early 1990s. I was the right age for it and I thought it was amazingly wonderful. Maybe I’ll watch that this year and it’ll inspire me to go and read the original.

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12 thoughts on “The Classics Club – December 2012 Meme

  1. The Muppet Christmas Carol is great! 🙂

    I read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for the first time a few years ago. The movies are a decent representation of the book. it’s a pretty short book, so if the length of Dickens’ other novels is a deterrent, don’t let it stop you from reading A Christmas Carol.

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  2. I listened to a Tim Curry narration of this and quite liked it. We watch the black and white Alastair Sim version every year, but it’s been ages since I saw the Muppet’s version.

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  3. The thing with this book is that it is so well known. Even if you haven’t read it you know who Scrooge is.

    It’s a good book I think, but dwarfed by it’s popularity.

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    • Definitely. I should read it though. I thoroughly enjoyed Jekyll and Hyde and was clearly off on what was the actual story and what was Hollywood/cultural expansion.

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