Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail.”
So begins A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Some say this short story, first published in 1843, transformed Christmas into a major holiday. Before A Christmas Carol, there was surprisingly little celebration during the Christmas season. After its publication, the holiday became a high point of the year. The tale has inspired movies, operas, readings and countless stage performances around the globe.
CBS Radio Mystery Theatre – A Christmas Carol
Christmas-themed episode of The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, created by Himan Brown and hosted by E.G. Marshall.
E.G. Marshall spotlights as Scrooge in this dramatic retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas radio show tale. A tightfisted old man is haunted by a trio of ghosts that reveal the wretchedness of his heart– and his possible future should he refuse to repent his wicked ways. So click the Link above and settle back with a hot drink and enjoy a retelling of a Classic Christmas tale.
If you are still in need of some further ear tickling entertainment this Holiday season, click here to listen to this Lux Radio Theatre show from 1947.
These hour-long radio programs were performed live before studio audiences. The series became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years. The primary sponsor of the show was Unilever through its Lux Soap brand.
Featuring the original cast from the TV version.
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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