A Ghostly look at A Christmas Carol

I’ve been a little ‘under the weather’ this Holiday season so I’m just going to reblog this Christmas Post from Last year! Enjoy 🙂

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A Ghostly look at A Christmas Carol

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People tend to overlook that A Christmas Carol is not only a Christmas story, but it is also a ghost story. It seems as though Charles Dickens had quite a few ghost stories in his authorship and I have been reading them in his collection of ghost stories. Although there are many film versions of A Christmas Carol which include comedic takes and cartoon parodies, I wanted to focus on some of the more serious releases.

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My favorite old classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ film is the 1951 version with Alistair Sim.  I’ve been watching this every year since I can remember. One thing that makes this version so good is the ominous score by Richard Addinsell. The deep baritone of the oboe matches the dark and grim feel of the film.

Lately I’ve been more engaged by my second favorite…

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