Welcome to Balladeer’s Blog’s Fourth Annual Christmas Carol-A-Thon! It’s the time of year when I examine countless adaptations of the Dickens classic from television, movies, radio and elsewhere! As always new versions will be sprinkled in with the old standards.
Starting us off for 2013 is the 1995 home video Read-Along Christmas Carol. This version is just 50 minutes long and is ideal for youngsters learning how to read or for the hearing-impaired to watch. The video features a series of still drawings AND limited animation from the Dickens classic accompanied by word-balloons of dialogue (like in comic books or comic strips) appearing over the characters’ heads.
This version provides an interesting mix of scenes from the classic story and the format makes a nice change of pace for Carol fanatics like me who have watched literally dozens of versions of the story. This little honey even puts some of the other cartoon versions to shame with its imaginative and colorful scenery and colorful additions of elements that are in Dickens’ novel but are usually left out of television and film adaptations.
If you have youngsters you can introduce them to a classic novel AND help their developing reading skills in a fun way with this excellent holiday story!
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