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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol


by Charles Dickens

Current Events & Pop Culture

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Papa Smurf Reads A Christmas Carol

Jonathan Winters, the voice of 2011’s The Smurfs, reads A Christmas Carol on NPR. It's a strange clash of cultures—Victorian England with modern cartoons. But hey, a story read aloud is a great experience, no matter whose voice it's in.


“Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of this holiday classic, using a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. He re-creates Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley's spirit and the three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present and Future. Mimi Kennedy also performs.”


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