I’m sure everyone has a holiday tradition of some kind. I can still remember the first time I watched MGM’s 1938 masterpiece film “A Christmas Carol” as a small child — it scared the bejesus out of me.
And I’ve wanted to watch it every single year since — and practically have!
D’Arcy Corrigan was a terrifying Spirit of Christmas Future
As Christmas Eve approaches each 24th of December, I look forward to what is, in my opinion, the very best adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic.
Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Ann Rutherford, Leo G. Carroll, Barry MacKay — if you’re a true connoisseur of the Golden Age of Hollywood, then this all-star line-up alone should fill you with more Christmas cheer than you know what to do with.
Reginald Owen with Ann Rutherford — the Spirit of Christmas Past
While movies are great, we’re not here to talk about Christmas cinema today. This time we’re here to celebrate the printed word, and my five must-have Christmas books.
Since I intro-ed with the Dickens’ classic in film-form, we might as well begin our book list with it too. For me, it’s the single most quintessential holiday tale — Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Continue reading