A Christmas Carol

‘The Chimes’ – Charles Dickens’ New Year’s ‘Carol’

Charles Dickens’ most famous contribution to the reinvention of Christmas as we know it is, of course, A Christmas Carol, which we pointed out last week is the most frequently adapted work in all of English literature.

Charles Dickens – Thank You Very Much!

A Christmas Carol, wrote Paul Davis, author of The Lives & Times of Ebenezer Scrooge, “has been adapted, revised, condensed, retold, reoriginated and modernized more than any other work of English literature.”

WATCH: Trailer For ‘Doctor Who’ Xmas Special, ‘A Christmas Carol’

Take it as an early holiday gift: the trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol, premiered in the UK today (November 19) on the BBC’s Children in Need charity program, and we have it right here for you.