‘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).

"Did you manage to find if this was Alda or Asimov? I can't find either."

Intriguing Quote of the Day, Courtesy ..."
"I'm not sure there is a conclusion to be drawn, Burnetten, other than the one ..."

A Handful Of Mighty Musical Hunters
"Thanks for this assessment. I wish that some conclusions had been drawn. The similarity between ..."

A Handful Of Mighty Musical Hunters
"It's hard to be human and have choices? It's easy to be a dog or ..."

An Uncomfortably Challenging Quote from Aleksandr ..."

Browse Our Archives

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment