Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a quintessential piece of what Christmas is all about (and maybe a touch Halloween, too!). The story succeeds in entrancing so many of us because it touches upon the emotions, the senses, the human condition, and encapsulates it all in the life and death struggle we all go through...plus, who doesn't love a good ghost story and a happy ending?!
A Christmas Carol has been adapted so many times in so many different ways that this fairytale story has become a bit of a fairytale legend within itself. I was starting to forget if I'd actually ever read it or just assumed I had because I knew the story so well almost as if by osmosis. I still couldn't be sure, so I gave it another read...or rather I listened to it. I found a version with Patrick Stewart doing the narration. And yes as you would imagine, hearing Captain Picard do Tiny Tim is HILARIOUS! But now I'm still left to wonder if I've actually ever literally read the dang thing.