Houston’s seasonal favorite described by the Houston Press as having “Spectacular London sets... the inimitable Dickens’ tale – spiced with the usual fog and an unusual twist on the ghosts past, present and future.” A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns this year with a re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.
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December 1: InterACT , for groups of 10 or more
Along with Sims wonderful portrait of Scrooge, I think this version of the "Carol" does a great job of capturing both the light and dark side of Dickenss original story. It is warm and charming in all the right places and, thanks to Sim, frequently very funny. But it also never shirks its responsibility in dealing with the serious social criticism that was such an important part of Dickenss vision; at times it is a very dark film and that is exactly what Dickens had in mind. Earlier versions the 1938 MGM production certainly comes to mind tended to whitewash the storys social criticism; in this context, I think the Sim version was very much a landmark effort in that it was arguably the first truly serious attempt to film the story as Dickens wrote it.