In the second part of this series on “The Essential Dickens Christmas”, Raconteurs narrators look at “A Cricket on the Hearth”, “The Haunted House” and “The Chimes.”
Isn’t it extraordinary how ‘Bah Humbug!’ has entered our vocabulary? Not to mention the name of Scrooge – as the epitome of a skinflint; we echo the Cratchett family’s ‘oohs’ and ‘aaahs’ as our own Christmas pudding is served, and play Christmas party games just like the Fezziwigs.
A Christmas Carol is only one of the novellas that Dickens wrote to celebrate the festive season. In the audiobook The Essential Dickens Christmas there eight more stories that showcase the range of the author’s writing talents. In the first of this two-part series, some of the Raconteurs narrators talk about the stories in this collection that they recorded.