It’s fair to say I’m a big fan of Charles Dickens’s novel A Christmas Carol. But I’m an even bigger fan of stage and film adaptations based on this classic. Two years ago I watched several film versions and jotted some lines of poetry afterwards. Below are three of the stanzas that resulted. I’ve also included trailers for each film, quite frankly as a plug. It’s Christmas time, and these movies are a great way to enjoy the holiday.
After The Muppet Christmas Carol
For kids, the fourth wall is no wall at all.
Adulthood coops up Yuletide’s elfish troupe.
But new-leaf Scrooges dance with Muppet kind.
Beef almost spoiled wants only for mustard.
Balance dry bread with potatoes and cheddar.
Stomach what’s done, so your future is gravy.
After A Christmas Carol (1984)
We grinned a lad’s green smile at Fezziwig’s.
Our lips, poised fast, now crack with knowing smirks.
May old red hearts yet pump them full of cheer.
In the comments section, I encourage you to share your favorite A Christmas Carol version and why. Reactions to the above verse and trailers are also welcome. And have a Merry Christmas!