Saturday, December 04, 2021

The Christmas Carol Project | “Come In! And Know Me Better, Man!"

Christmas time is here, so once again it's also time for my long-standing tradition of covering A Christmas Carol scene-by-scene, paying attention to the way the story has been interpreted and adapted to other media over the years. 

My podcasting schedule has gotten really heavy. Which is how I like it, but it means that I've cut way back on blogging. I even skipped participating in the annual Halloween Countdown this year, focusing instead on the Crestwood House podcast and spooky-themed episodes of other shows. And to be candid, I thought about maybe not committing fully to the Christmas Carol project this year either. But I just couldn't cut it out of my schedule. I love doing it and this year's scene is one that I've been looking forward to for a long time.

For anyone not familiar with how this works, I’ve broken the story into scenes (or sometimes parts of scenes) and each year I look at the adaptations of one of them to the following comics, TV shows, and films:

• Classics Illustrated #53 (1948)
• Marvel Classics Comics #36 (Marvel; 1978)
• A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel (Classical Comics; 2008)
• A Christmas Carol (Campfire; 2010)
• "A Christmas Carol" in Graphic Classics, Vol. 19: Christmas Classics (Eureka; 2010)
• Teen Titans #13 (DC; 1968)
• A Christmas Carol cartoon (1971) starring Alastair Sim
• The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) starring Walter Matthau
• Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) starring Scrooge McDuck
• A Christmas Carol (2009) starring Jim Carrey
A Christmas Carol (1910) starring Marc McDermott
Scrooge (1935) starring Seymour Hicks
A Christmas Carol (1938) starring Reginald Owen
Scrooge (1951) starring Alastair Sim
• "A Christmas Carol" episode of Shower of Stars (1954) starring Fredric March
Scrooge (1970) starring Albert Finney
A Christmas Carol (1984) starring George C. Scott
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) starring Michael Caine
A Christmas Carol (1999) starring Patrick Stewart

This year, we finally get to meet my favorite of the three spirits: the Ghost of Christmas Present.

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Quite exciting! Thanks for continuing.


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