Book:  A Christmas Carol

            By Charles Dickens

Film:  A Christmas Carol (1951)

          aka released as Scrooge in the UK


Published in 1843, the story would vitalised the Victorian Christmas traditions that were being looked at during this time.  It would be the influence of Western style Christmas ever since. 


In 1951, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Alastair Sims as Scrooge would be considered the best adaption of the story that is most definitely had its share of adaptions.  In the US, the film was to premiere at the Radio Music Hall in New York but was considered to gloomy and dark for their festive environment.  The film was a huge hit in the UK but a disappointment in the US where they felt that Christmas films should be bright and cheery. 


We are joined by Mary O’Leary, Producer of daytime dramas and the new Jonathan Frid biographical documentary coming your way in 2021 and John Collado, artist extraordinaire.


You can find John Collado’s art on his website at:


Opening Credits; Introduction (2.39); Story Geeks – What to Watch This Week (8.11); Plot Synopsis (15.16); Forming the Plot (16.17); Book Thoughts (20.27); Final Thoughts of Book (44.17); Death of a Bounty Hunter (55.52); Introducing a Film (57.29); Film Trailer (58.24);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:00.35); Epilogue (1:19.21); End Credits (1:25.41); Closing Credits (1:27.26)


It’s Christmas Eve – taken from the album A Christmas Horror Story by Alex Kashkin


God Bless Us Everyone – A Christmas Carol words and music by Alan Menken and Lyn Ahrens


You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch  by Aimee Mann taken from the album A Drifter In The Snow


Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 


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