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A Christmas Carol

A theme page about Charles Dickens’ beloved story A Christmas Carol, with an array of videos from the year 1910 to 2019.

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Background

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The Life of Charles Dickens BBC – YouTube (4:36) https://youtu.be/3AB9poWDeDsAn animated story of Dickens’ life – Transcript available below in the first comment.

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Why should you read Charles Dickens? – Iseult Gillespie – YouTube (5:16)https://youtu.be/5czA_L_eOp4For all the fun he had with human foibles, Dickens was also a social realist, the greatest influence on later literary naturalism, who “shed light on how his society’s most invisible people lived.”

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LITERATURE – Charles Dickens – YouTube (10:38)https://youtu.be/N9dB9BZWDBUCharles Dickens was one of the most popular writers in English in the 19th century. He deserves our attention for his ideas about sympathy, popularity and happiness.

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The history of the Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – YouTube (3:21)https://youtu.be/7dXM3AVgPzQA look at the backstory of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” CNN’s Nick Glass reports.

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The origins of A Christmas Carol – YouTube (12:28)https://youtu.be/cTHAN3_P7uEMichael Slater explains the background to Charles Dickens’s novel, A Christmas Carol, reveals his reasons for writing it and discusses its monumental success.

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Top 10 Christmas Carol Trivia – YouTube (7:03)https://youtu.be/aclF8PhICBEStories from the film history of A Christmas Carol – Ten pieces of trivia about the Christmas Carol that you should know

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Welcome to 48 Doughty Street, the London home of Charles Dickens – Charles Dickens Museumhttps://dickensmuseum.com/Visit the Charles Dickens Museum in London & discover the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great novelist & social campaigner.

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The first scrooge – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_first_scroogeHow the world’s best-known miser was brought to life – Read the text on the screen

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The Man Who Invented Christmas – Trailer – YouTube (2:23)https://youtu.be/Khrw278g2e8The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from “A Christmas Carol”.

 

Warm-up

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Scrooge | The Muppet’s Christmas Carol [Lyrics] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/-YAuiVsUdOwIt’s getting to that time of year …. The Muppets Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge (There goes Mr. Humbug)

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VKMTV – A Tribute to Movie and TV Scrooges SUPERCUT – YouTube (3:20)https://youtu.be/7MR6sZVfy_wA Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, one of the most famous books he ever wrote. It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy miser

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – YouTube (4:27)https://youtu.be/kpMdSuguHrEA brief synopsis for Charles Dickens’ famous novel “A Christmas Carol”.

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A Christmas Carol in four minutes! – YouTube (4:08)https://youtu.be/uYkgC8Ev5sAA Christmas Carol compilation, featuring five different Scrooges and condensed to four minutes!

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See how ‘A Christmas Carol’ and other classics are being translated into emoji – LA Timeshttps://cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-christmas-carol-emoji-20161214-story,amp.html

Charles Dickens’ tale of a holiday change of heart has endured as a Christmas classic for more than 200 years. Now, it’s getting a fresh translation — into emoji.

 

Vocabulary

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‘A Christmas Carol’ Vocabulary Study Listhttps://www.thoughtco.com/a-christmas-carol-vocabulary-739241A vocabulary list from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a good tool to help the reader understand the story.

 

Listening

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Christmas Carol: Key Scenes — ESOL Extrashttps://esolepacks.com/sample-materials/2014/11/15/christmas-carol-here-comes-mr-scroogeIntroduce your classes to Charles Dickens – Extracts from all five staves of new condensed version of A Christmas Carol.

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Hear Neil Gaiman Read A Christmas Carol Just as Dickens Read It | Open Culture (1:26:26)http://www.openculture.com/2014/12/hear-neil-gaiman-read-a-christmas-carol-just-as-dickens-read-it.html Image by New York Public Library Last Christmas, we featured Charles Dickens’ hand-edited copy of his beloved 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Audio File

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A Christmas Carol Part One – Storynory (appr. 40 min)https://www.storynory.com/a-christmas-carol-part-one/Humbug ! Dickens’ s Christmas tale is retold as a mini-play, with Natasha and Rob playing all the parts between them including Scrooge!

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Christmas Carol 1939 Radio Play with Lionel Barrymore & Orson Welles – YouTube (52:24)https://youtu.be/3gJ3jINcTR01939 Radio Play, Lets join everyone in the parlor and have a listen, The forward of the book reads: “I have endeavored in this ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves”

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A Christmas Carol – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis – YouTube (5:01)https://youtu.be/GYBRPUUSHQYFrom plot debriefs to key motifs, Thug Notes’ A Christmas Carol Summary & Analysis has you covered with themes, symbols, important quotes, and more.

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A Christmas Carol: One Hour Radio Drama – YouTube (59:03)https://youtu.be/8xxy7ikrwIkThe days of old when your parents (or grandparents) had to listen to their entertainment instead of watching it, are back

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School Radio – A Christmas Carol – Available now (9 x 15 min.)https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64q4/episodes/playerA Christmas Carol in 9 episodes at BBC School Radio. Study notes available for each episode. Study guide

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – FULL AudioBook – by Charles Dickens – BEST VERSION – YouTube (3:11:26)https://youtu.be/n3fN_-rupwoA CHRISTMAS CAROL – FULL AudioBook – by Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens. It was first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843.

 

Listening/Reading

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A Christmas Carol – YouTube (15:45)https://youtu.be/HqMfGq3okZYIt’s Christmas time, and the greedy Mister Scrooge is not feeling the holiday spirit. Three ghosts visit him overnight to change his ways. – The story read out with the text on screen

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Skip – ESL-BITS.NET – ESL Listen and Read Radio Dramas – regular or slow listening speedshttp://esl-bits.net/ESL.English.Audio.Dramas/Audio.Dramas/A_Christmas_Carol/preview.htmlThe exceedingly wealthy Ebenezzer Scrooge is miserable, while his poor employee Bob Cratchit is a contented man with a virtuous disposition and family.

 

Reading

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CHRISTMAS CAROL For CHILDREN to READ OUT LOUDhttp://www.nonprofitprnow.com/AChristmasCarolforChildrentoReadOutloudRevisedasPDF.pdfThis is AN ABRIDGED VERSION and is an unauthorized edition of Mr. Dickens’ READINGS. – A simple version to read as a dialogue

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Chapter 1 – Marley’s Ghost – Literature Englishhttps://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol/chapter-1Marley and Scrooge were business partners once. But then Marley died and now their firm belonged to Scrooge, who was a stingy and heartless old man. – With Comprehension Questions to each chapter

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A Christmas Carol | Read.gov | Library of Congresshttp://read.gov/books/pageturner/2003bit37729/#page/32/mode/2upA miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

 

Lesson Plans

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SparkNotes: A Christmas Carol: Charactershttps://www.sparknotes.com/lit/christmascarol/characters/See a complete list of the characters in A Christmas Carol. – Other materials available

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A Christmas Carolhttp://artsalive.ca/pdf/eth/activities/achristmascarol.pdfA Comprehensive 29-page Study Guide to A Christmas Carol in .pdf -format

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“A Christmas Carol” – simplified versionhttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/a_christmas_carol_-_simplified_version_key_included/past-simple-christmas/14486A simplified version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” with a lot of comprehension exercises – true-false, multiple choice, questions. – ESL worksheets

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A Christmas Carol worksheetshttp://www.eslprintables.com/reading_worksheets/tales_and_stories/a_christmas_carol/Welcome to ESL Printables, the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: – registration required

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The Charles Dickens Page – A Christmas Carolhttp://charlesdickenspage.com/carol.htmlA Christmas Carol – Published in one volume – Dec 1843 – A comprehensive page about A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBChttps://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/a-christmas-carol

Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adults. In this lesson students read an extract from ‘A Christmas Carol’ and examine the characters in the text.

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Lesson Plan for A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | ESL Voiceshttps://esl-voices.com/library/13736-2/classics-lesson-plans/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens/Objectives: Students will achieve a better understanding of the story A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens by learning literary devices and terms  (e.g., imagery, symbolism, protagonist, themes)

 

Viewing (1910 – 2019)

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” (1910) – Edison Film Company – YouTube (20:40)https://youtu.be/bWcDOCdz53sA Christmas Carol, is a 1910 silent film directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison Film Company. It runs 20 minutes and is one of the earliest film adaptations.

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SCROOGE (1935) – Full Movie – Captioned – YouTube (1:00:57)https://youtu.be/nqRl5K8sEuw

This is the first sound version of the novel “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, and it also is the only adaptation of the story with an invisible Marley.

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Vincent Price: Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol (1949) [Complete Film] – YouTube (43:03)https://youtu.be/u5PaLaq_aLYVincent Price: Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol (1949) THE CHRISTMAS CAROL. Narrated by Vincent Price

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A Christmas Carol (1959) – YouTube (24:53)https://youtu.be/6LdUtugLbK4Basil Rathbone and Frederic March star in this made for British TV adaptation of the Dickens classic

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Mister Magoos Christmas Carol 1962 – YouTube (52:10)https://youtu.be/QKzfNu12UqcA Christmas Classic….I do not own the rights to this video and do not mean to infringe on any ones rights. Just wanted to share the joy that it brought me

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A Christmas Carol (1969 – Animated) – YouTube (45:20) https://youtu.be/4otTa2lRJnkAnimated Cartoon version of A Christmas Carol – with a scary Mr Marley

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Scrooge 1970 HD – YouTube (1:54:13)https://youtu.be/y7Pk1jcaLDIScrooge is a 1970 Technicolor musical film adaptation in Panavision of Charles Dickens’ 1843 story

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A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST – YouTube (25:00) https://youtu.be/iN6IMZFwY50The excellent 1971 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic by Richard Williams.

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Merrie Melodies Special – Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol – video dailymotion (8:20)https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xk2yc1Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol is an eight-minute animated short film produced by Warner Bros. 1997

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An American Christmas Carol 1979 HD – YouTube (1:36:50)https://youtu.be/sG7x8hHFST0In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas Eve

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) : Burny Mattinson : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archivehttps://archive.org/details/MickeysChristmasCarol1983_201511On Christmas Eve 1843, while all of Victorian England is in the merry spirit of Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) thinks only of the money he makes.

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A Christmas Carol George C Scott 1984 – YouTube (1:41:00)https://youtu.be/r1vMnZ0AhYEThe whole movie version with only automated subtitles – Song Christmas Revolution

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Blackadders.Christmas.Carol – video dailymotion (43:16)https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t4g30Watch Blackadder Extras 1 – Blackadder’s Christmas Carol – Only for advanced students who already know the original story very well. (1988)

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Scrooged – YouTube (1:44:35)https://youtu.be/Z0TJjTD8ofUThe Geeks put a little love in their heart and review a Christmas Carol. A Bill Murray classic, Scrooged.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL | FULL MOVIE | EN – YouTube (1:08:57)https://youtu.be/RSSGD_4q9nEA CHRISTMAS CAROL. An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption

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A Christmas Carol (FULL MOVIE) – YouTube (1:09:50)https://youtu.be/a0ZJIFEb3A0Charles Dickens’ classic tale of the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge in a full-length animated musical. 1997.

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Ms Scrooge 1997 Hallmark Movies 2016 – YouTube (1:23:27)https://youtu.be/zj3Zi7MWWCIA retelling of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Stars: Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond, Michael Beach.

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Christmas Movies New 2017 – A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark Christmas Movies 2017 – YouTube (1:23:34)https://youtu.be/4Phfne6WywQ

A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark Christmas Movies 2017 – Slight similarities with the original

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Ruffus The Dog’s Christmas Carol – YouTube (36:51)https://youtu.be/mx9R2CAyXZ0Ruffus and friends present the classic tale of Scrooge in this original production made for the internet. – The story starts at 6:10

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Learn English – A Christmas Carol – by Charles Dickens – English story at Christmas – YouTube (23:30)https://youtu.be/SrYIMmUTFdo‘A Christmas Carol’ tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. The story is set in 1843 and takes place in London. It is a ghost story with a moral message. – Mr Duncan tells the story, with subtitles

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Minecraft SCROOGE! A Christmas Carol Animation! – YouTube (14:46)https://youtu.be/BnRturffjSsRelive the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Christmas Ghosts in Minecraft! Can Mr. Scrooge find a speck of Christmas cheer or will his cold heart prevail? (2013)

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A Christmas Carol – Stave I – YouTube (3:26)https://youtu.be/PRCL-GCJlOgAn animated summary of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Stave I of V A Digital Arts & Humanities Project/The University of Texas at Dallas (2017)Stave IIStave IIIStave IVStave V

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A Christmas Carol (2018) – OFFICIAL TRAILER – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/1RN1BiOn2RoA Christmas Carol (2018) – OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER – A contemporary retelling of the timeless Dickens tale, given a Scottish make-over. It explores the transformation of Scrooge’

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A Christmas Carol: First Look Teaser – BBC – YouTube (1:22)https://youtu.be/1dK2CGOJ74kA CHRISTMAS CAROL Official Trailer (2019) Tom Hardy, Andy Serkis, Guy Pearce Series HD

Writing

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Video Writing Prompts: A Christmas Carol | TeachHUBhttp://www.teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts-christmas-carolWith these classic Christmas Carol video writing prompts, your students can practice their tenses with the holiday spirit, get to know ghost or pitch a holiday movie sequel.

 

Focus on Form

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‘A Christmas Carol’ Activity for Teachers (free pdf.) |http://profesornativogratis.com/a-christmas-carol-activity-for-teachers-free-pdf/

Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ is also a great way of practising the tenses. If you’re an ESL/EFL teacher, you’ve got the lesson plan and worksheet free to download as pdf.

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A Christmas Carol: Scrooge Key Quotes and Analysis – YouTube (11:59)https://youtu.be/W2sb4BUiFBs

It’s like having your own tutor in your pocket! Interactive lesson providing you with key quotations and teaching you how to analyse quotes in detail, (advanced learner)

 

Quizzes

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A Christmas Carol Quizzes | GradeSaverhttp://www.gradesaver.com/a-christmas-carol/study-guide/quiz1

A Christmas Carol study guide contains a biography of Charles Dickens, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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A Christmas Carol – Classic Literature – Questions for Tests and Worksheetshttps://www.helpteaching.com/questions/A_Christmas_Carol

A Christmas Carol questions for your custom printable tests and worksheets. In a hurry? Browse our pre-made printable worksheets library with a variety of activities and quizzes for all K-12 levels.

 

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