Old Favorites: A Christmas Carol

We’re focusing on newer books, movies, and television shows for 2018, but that doesn’t mean we’re entirely ignoring old favorites! After all, what’s that saying–what’s old may just become new again (or something like that)?

Is it really Christmas until you’ve either read or watched or listened to A Christmas Carol? Tiny Tim and Scrooge have been a holiday tradition for over 175 years. In fact, December 19 marks the anniversary of its publication in 1843. In that first year, it had sold out by Christmas Eve, and it remains a perennial favorite even now.

And here at the library, we’ve got a variety of traditional and contemporary ways for you to enjoy A Christmas Carol.

If you’re a traditionalist, you can read Dickens’ original*:

classic book

*Ebook and audiobook also available on Libby.

But we also have book versions geared for a younger crowd (or those who want to skip the Victorian-era prose):

And if all you want for Christmas is a graphic novel or steampunk edition of A Christmas Carol, well, we have you covered on that too:


And if you’d rather listen to the story, then you can always enjoy the audiobook narrated by Jim Dale:


And we have a multitude of DVDs, ranging from the classic Alastair Sim edition to the newer Jim Carrey version to a musical rendition starring Frasier.



And, of course, if you prefer Christmases more muppety (is that a word?), we have that too:


Please follow this link to our online library catalog to learn more about any item mentioned.

What’s your favorite version of A Christmas Carol? What book or movie is part of your family’s annual holiday tradition? Tell us in the comments!

Author: berryvillelibrary

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