Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dickens and Christmas

I don't think many people go through a Christmas season without reading, watching, or just thinking about "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. I always try to read the book, and watch at least one movie rendition each year. Some of the movie versions are great and others are very pitiful. In fact the other night we began watching one that was so bad, we turned it off. I'm quite certain that Charles Dickens would have been horrified to think someone had done that to his work. Last year I received as a gift, the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre production, which is a wonderful version.

This morning I came upon this website, where you can find everything you ever wanted to know about Charles Dickens and Christmas. I was directed there via a trail from the homeschool freebie site which also led me to their homeschool radio shows site which currently has a free mp3 adaptation of "The Pickwick Papers" also by Dickens. This location is currently having a Dickens Christmas Festival, wherein each week they offer a free mp3 program just in case you might be interested.


Sheila said...

Great link; some of my children are reading The Pickwick Papers. It would be interesting to listen to it so I can ask them questions.

Jennie and Julie said...

Thank you for the link Monica...I love Dickens and am thrilled to get a free rendition from the Pickwick Papers. That looks like an interesting site to explore when I have more time.