On the 3rd day of Christmas A Christmas Carol for Me (Return engagement)

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On the 3rd day of Christmas A Christmas Carol for Me (Return engagement)

Orig­i­nally posted Dec 27th 2008

Woke up on the couch on the 3rd day of Christ­mas find­ing myself watch­ing the 1938 ver­sion of A Christ­mas Carol with Regi­nald Owen.

It is not the best ver­sion of the story, Alis­tair Sim holds that honor helped by first-​rate writing.

There was an ani­mated ver­sion I watched every year as a kid that was pretty good.

Update: (I didn’t real­ize it at the first writ­ing that Alas­tair Sim was Scrooge in this ver­sion too.)

The George C. Scott ver­sion should be watched at least once as he makes a really first-​rate Scrooge (Dr. Who fans will rec­og­nize Mark Strick­son as young Scrooge)

My wife prefers A Mup­pet Christ­mas Carol with Michael Caine

and also Scrooged although we haven’t seen it on TV this year.

My Friend Vin­nie from Geor­gia sent us Rich Little’s Christ­mas Carol which I haven’t seen in 20 or 30 years as a gift

The Musi­cal ver­sion with Albert Finney is just won­der­ful but I haven’t seen that on the TV either this year

and who can for­get Mr. Magoo’s Christ­mas Carol made the year before I was born

Accord­ing to IMDB there have been as of today (12÷27÷08) 71 ver­sions made or in pro­duc­tion start­ing in 1910 the lat­est being an ani­mated ver­sion due out next year star­ing Jim Carey in the title role and all of the Ghosts too!

And there is the Patrick Stew­art ver­sion that I some­how missed from the post back in 2008

It is the clas­sic story that always brings Christ­mas into my heart, but for some rea­son Owen always brings the largest smile maybe because it was I knew the most as a child, or maybe because I loved the Lock­hearts as the Cratchits or maybe I just love the old Shillings and Pence and all the sliding.

You will read a lot of hem­ming and haw­ing on this site con­cern­ing pol­i­tics, reli­gion, my cur­rent unem­ploy­ment and the Red­Sox but like Ebenezer Scrooge at the end I’ll try to keep Christ­mas all through­out the year. Life is very good and we all have more to be thank­ful for than we real­ize. Keep that in mind you can always pro­duce a smile.

So on this 3rd day of Christ­mas, God bless us every one!

Originally posted Dec 27th 2008

Woke up on the couch on the 3rd day of Christmas finding myself watching the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol with Reginald Owen.

It is not the best version of the story, Alistair Sim holds that honor helped by first-rate writing.

There was an animated version I watched every year as a kid that was pretty good.

Update: (I didn’t realize it at the first writing that Alastair Sim was Scrooge in this version too.)

The George C. Scott version should be watched at least once as he makes a really first-rate Scrooge (Dr. Who fans will recognize Mark Strickson as young Scrooge)

My wife prefers A Muppet Christmas Carol with Michael Caine

and also Scrooged although we haven’t seen it on TV this year.

My Friend Vinnie from Georgia sent us Rich Little’s Christmas Carol which I haven’t seen in 20 or 30 years as a gift

The Musical version with Albert Finney is just wonderful but I haven’t seen that on the TV either this year

and who can forget Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol made the year before I was born

According to IMDB there have been as of today (12/27/08) 71 versions made or in production starting in 1910 the latest being an animated version due out next year staring Jim Carey in the title role and all of the Ghosts too!

And there is the Patrick Stewart version that I somehow missed from the post back in 2008

It is the classic story that always brings Christmas into my heart, but for some reason Owen always brings the largest smile maybe because it was I knew the most as a child, or maybe because I loved the Lockhearts as the Cratchits or maybe I just love the old Shillings and Pence and all the sliding.

You will read a lot of hemming and hawing on this site concerning politics, religion, my current unemployment and the RedSox but like Ebenezer Scrooge at the end I’ll try to keep Christmas all throughout the year. Life is very good and we all have more to be thankful for than we realize. Keep that in mind you can always produce a smile.

So on this 3rd day of Christmas, God bless us every one!