‘Tis the Night Before

Tonight, as I gear up for the inescapable insanity of a Six-Boy/Seven-Ring Christmas, I’m listening to what may well be the most famous secular bit of Christmas art of all time (Dickens’ “Christmas Carol”), performed by the man responsible for the most terrifying radio event ever (Orson Welles). Spectacular stuff, to be sure — due in no small measure to Welles’ wonderful narration, and Lionel Barrymore’s equally-wonderful Scrooge. (And a warm Christmas thanks to OpenCulture for the link).

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