Sunday, December 24, 2006

A Christmas Carol

There are plenty of film versions of A Christmas Carol. The story is so powerful that it fares well even when the stars are The Muppets or Mr. Magoo.

But you can't beat the original story for real magic.

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

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