Today, in 1843, the Charles Dickens’s masterpiece, A Christmas Carol is published for the very first time. This is one of the most famous books he ever wrote. It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy miser who hates Christmas and how he is transformed into a caring, kindly person through the visitations of four ghosts. Since its first publication, it has been adapted many times for theatre, film, television, radio and opera. There is even a Bible Study surrounding the famous book. The most recent version was a 3-D Disney animated movie starring Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge. Some how the Bill Murray one sticks out in my mind. Loved that! We have seen the Muppets, Donald Duck, and other animated versions as well as classical theater and films with George C. Scott, too. When searching in the international movie data base (IMDb.com) there were 200 results for “A Christmas Carol.” What is your favorite version?