The novella A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens is one of the most well-known and important Christmas-themed stories in the English-speaking world. It was written in Victorian times when the modern Christmas celebration was beginning to take form with Christmas trees, Christmas cards, and, of course, Christmas carols.
While the animation above is a fast-paced telling of the original story all of the key elements and points of Dickens’ novella remains intact.
Questions to discuss:
- Why did Dickens choose Christmas as the setting for this story?
- What is the purpose of the story?
- Is Scrooge’s transformation believable?
- What could a modern take on A Christmas Carol look like?