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TV adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol are as old as TV itself. In this 35-minute podcast, author Joanna Wilson surveys the most noteworthy Christmas Carol adaptations from the earliest days of TV through today. Wilson's commentary includes productions that have been more experimental, such as Carol for Another Christmas (1964), written by Rod Serling, as well as more faithful adaptations, such as A Christmas Carol (1984), starring George C. Scott. The author also delves into comedic versions of the story, as well as adaptations for half-hour sitcoms, animation, and made-for-TV-movies. Joanna Wilson is the author of Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-themed Episodes, Specials and Made-for-TV Movies. She has been researching AND writing about Christmas on TV for nearly 20 years. Wilson is finalizing the updated, 2nd edition of the encyclopedia which will come out next year in 2020. She is the author of Triple Dog Dare: Watching & Surviving the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story, The Christmas TV Companion, and Merry Musical Christmas: Vol. 1: The Best Musical Performances in Sitcoms and Dramas. Her books are available at in the medium.


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