Dickens and the Fading Spirit of Giving

Every year around Christmas, we are bombarded with the television networks’ entreaties to be sure and watch this or that movie or special that has become a part of the American Christmas tradition: It’s a Wonderful Life, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Miracle on 34th Street, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf, and, of course, A Christmas Carol […]