Monday, December 19, 2011

Literary Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the first publishing of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in 1843.  I'm not a Christmasy guy, but I do like the story and message of this classic.  I've read the book and seen several movie adaptations of it, and I have to say it gets the Christmas theme across without being too saccharine.

Coincidentally, Girlie Bear, Boo, and I watched the 2009 adaptation starring Jim Carrey on Sunday afternoon.  I'm not a big fan of Jim Carrey, but he definitely hit the mark with this one.  The animation and voice work by Carrey reminded me a lot of The Polar Express, but without all of the annoying singing and dancing.  I'd definitely recommend this one, and it's available on Netflix streaming.

2 comments:

Suz said...

Carey followed in Eddie Murphy's footsteps; he's a phenomenal talent who chooses awful movies, with a few exceptions. "The Truman Show" is still one of my favorites. I'll have to watch him as Scrooge.

bluesun said...

Muppets is where it's at.

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