Come Christmastime, there’s a little bit of Ebenezer Scrooge in all of us. But of the countless movie and TV versions of Dickens’ character, who stands head and shoulders above the rest? Here are our picks for the 10 of the best from Bill Murray to Reginald Owen.
A Christmas Carol
A few years ago, the Morgan Museum and Library, which owns the 68-page manuscript of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol,” let the New York Times scan all the hand-scribbled, 168-year-old pages and post them online. The Times then challenged its readers to scour through the digital pages of this manuscript for which Dickens apparently “made no working notes, outline, plans, or preliminary drafts” (brave man!), and unlock mysteries buried within his edits.