What to Read After… A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was published in 1843 and is a timeless tale of Christmas spirit; if you’ve already read it, we’ve got the next books for you! Here are some suggestions for those looking for something new to read this Christmas.
For retellings of this classic tale…
Catherine Doyle’s The Miracle on Ebenezer Street has breathed new life into the timeless tale by giving it a modern, magical adventure storyline. Bah! Humbug! is an unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved book set within a school’s theatrical production of “A Christmas Carol.”
For stories packed with Christmas magic and mystery…
Ben Miller’s The Night I Met Father Christmas and Michael Morpurgo’s The Snowman are both classic festive tales, while Katherine Rundell’s One Christmas Wish and John Masefield’s The Box of Delights are more contemporary classics.
For lovers of ghosts and ghouls…
Ross Montgomery’s Christmas Dinner of Souls is a slightly scary Christmas read that contains plenty of chills and thrills for readers. It features a secret club of members who despise Christmas and try to outdo one another by telling the most disgusting stories they know.
For younger readers excited for Christmas…
Tinsel: The Girls Who Invented Christmas by Sibu00e9al Pounder re-evaluates how we think of the Santa story. How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters by Alex T. Smith
Which Christmas Carol is closest to the book?
Ten versions of A Christmas Carol are ranked from least to most accurate to the book.
- A Christmas Carol (1999)
- 2 A Christmas Carol (Short Film, 1971)
- 3 Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
- 4 A Christmas Carol (1985)
- 5 BBC Version (1977)
- 6 A Christmas Carol (1951)
- 7 A Christmas Carol (1938)
How is A Christmas Carol movie and the book similar?
Scrooge appears much younger in the film than he is in the book; in the book, he is around 70, weaker and frail; however, when Scrooge wakes up, his reaction is very similar in both the book and the film; he is giddy to be alive, and honors Christmas with a joyful heart.
Is there a modern version of A Christmas Carol?
Bah! Humbug!, a new version of A Christmas Carol by the children’s author and poet, is illustrated by Tony Ross and features schoolboy Harry Gruber playing Scrooge in his school play, while his miserable, work-obsessed father snipes from the sidelines.
What is the most popular Christmas carol?
All-Time Top 10 Christmas Carols
- Silent Night.
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
- O Come All Ye Faithful.
- O Holy Night.
- What Child is This?
- We Three Kings.
- The First Noel.
- Away in a Manger.
- Away in a Manger.
Which version of A Christmas Carol is the scariest?
A Christmas Carol (1984) Scott’s performance is the most compelling reason to see this version, but it’s also one of the darkest and creepiest adaptations of the story, including Frank Finley’s (Lifeforce) take on Marley.
Was Scrooge abused in the book?
In the TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol, the perverted headmaster says, “You’ll be with me, just like last year,” as it becomes horribly clear that Scrooge was sexually abused or raped every Christmas at his boarding school after all the other pupils had left.
How rich was Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?
Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor is struggling to rebuild his fortune after blowing billions on his latest (futile) attempt to take over the world, while Ebenezer Scrooge gave the bulk of his $1.7 billion fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Is the meaning of Scrooge?
A scrooge is a person who is stingy with money; scrooges would rather do anything than part with a buck. A scrooge, like the character, is a selfish person who doesn’t like giving or spending money; scrooges keep a tight grip on every penny, even if they’re wealthy; scrooges are also known as misers or skinflints.