Ep 19 - Why Does Everybody Love A Christmas Carol?
For our Christmas episode, we discuss the perennial favorite Charles Dickens novella A Christmas Carol, and why it has been made and re-made so many times in TV and film. We discuss the themes of repentance and re-integration, why the story is so Christian and yet barely mentions Christ. Our lively discussion compares and contrasts many incarnations of the story, from the 1935 black and white version to the Apple TV+ Spirited that was released just last month.
Liz - Forever Ago podcast, Million Bazillion podcast, Smash Boom Best podcast
Carl - The Orville on Disney+
Dennis - Jack by Marilynne Robinson; The Life and Times of Ebenezer Scrooge by Paul R Davis
Rosalynde - Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Culture Carol: Dickens's Influence on LDS Christmas Fiction by Rosalynde Welch
Once Upon a Christmastime by various LDS authors
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
A Grand Yuletide Theory: The Muppet Christmas Carol is the Best Adaptation of A Christmas Carol
A Weak Defense of the Consumer's Christmas by Rosalynde Welch
Versions of A Christmas Carol:
Spirited from Apple TV+
Scrooge (1951) with Alasdair Sim
Scrooge (1970 Musical) with Albert Finney
Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney
Liz - lizbusby.com
Dennis - BYU
Rosalynde - Neal A. Maxwell Institute; Times and Seasons
Editing by Carl Cranney
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