The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. Carol singing took a new lease on life during this time. Dickens's sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.
A Christmas Carol remains popular—having never been out of print—and has been adapted many times to film, stage, opera, and other media."
Charles Dickens Legacy Alive in London - an article
"Charles Dickens wrote his seminal Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, more than 150 years ago.
But even today Dickens and his work remain in the public eye, as a new film version of his story is released."
A Christmas Carol
"Pour cette séquence qui se déroule de fin décembre à début janvier, j’ai souhaité introduire l’idée d’une tâche finale à double détente : d’une part une tâche finale en production, d’autre part une activité de compréhension orale authentique : Voir "A Christmas Carol" en version originale au cinéma." "Une grande partie de la fiche est (volontairement) transférable à nombre de videos.
Plus particulierement le document : videowork."
(Cécile Clavel -
the Story: A Dickens of a Party- a lesson plan "Students are invited to attend a 19th Century party as a character
from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
To play this role, students must understand the values and customs Dickens'
characters represented in Victorian society.
This lesson is divided into three stages: Group Investigative Roles,
Individual Characterizations, and Individual Presentations.
collaboratively research the life and times of Charles Dickens as it
relates to a character,
and write and present a first-person character analysis."
VKMTV - A Tribute to Movie and TV Scrooges SUPERCUT
"A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, one of the most famous books he ever wrote.
It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy miser who hates Christmas, and how he is transformed into a caring, kindly person through the visitations of four ghosts.
Since its first publication in 1843, it has been adapted many times: for theatre, film, television, radio, and opera."
Jim Carrey's 'A Christmas Carol' - Trailer
" An animated retelling of Charles Dickens classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions."
Animated versions :
A Christmas Carol (Part 1)
This "animated version of Charles Dickens' timeless tale, "A Christmas Carol" features an all animal cast..."
A Christmas Carol
"The excellent 1971 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic.
Animated in the style of 1800s engravings by the great Richard Williams Studio..."