The Music of a Christmas Carol
One of my favorite movies of all time is Scrooge (the 1970's version starring Albert Finney). I have watched this classic musical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol since I was a pre-teen! The music is incredible, including live (not lip-synched) recording of such songs as Thank You Very Much and Father Christmas.
The Message of A Christmas Carol
The message of living to love and make a difference in the here and now is also a classic one. In the movie, the ghost of Christmas future scene can be scary for young ones though, so just skip that scene or save this version for a mature audience family night. You can watch Disney’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol with your littles, and still get the message loud and clear. (Scrooge and Mickey's Christmas Carol are rated G).
We also enjoy reading the book version with our children at Christmas time. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Dean Morrissey. The illustrations are beautiful, the story easy to read. A great way to pass an evening or add to your homeschool read aloud time.
The chapter book of this classic story is also available on kindle (Free right now, but check the price before you buy as they change without warning.)
If you're looking for a teaching tool to use with the movie or book, Tara from This Sweet Life of Mine has a great FREE printable set that includes Scrooge themed worksheets and fun pages for math, handwriting and English. Click here to get the Free Printable Set.
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