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Test Pattern: A Horror Movie Podcast

Dec 19, 2018

In this special episode, we’re being visited by all manner of ghosts.  We’re learning the true meaning of Christmas with Charles Dickens’ immortal story and three very different adaptations - A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott, Scrooged, and A Muppet Christmas Carol.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

"Why Charles Dickens Wrote A Christmas Carol" by Kat Eschner, The Smithsonian Magazine

"The Real Reason Charles Dickens Wrote A Christmas Carol" by John Brioch, Time

"Charles Dickens was a Real Life Ghostbuster and a Member of the World's Oldest Paranormal Research Group" by Charlotte Ahlin, Bustle

"Fathering Christmas: Charles Dickens and the (Re)Birth of Christmas" by Tom Pold,

"Literature - Charles Dickens" by The School of Life

"Person of the Week: Dick Boyd" by Jim Doblin


Scrooged (1988)

"Scrooged is Still the Perfect Christmas Movie 30 Years Later" by Rob Harvilla, The Ringer

"22 Fun Facts about Scrooged" by Jennifer M. Wood, Mental Floss

"Scrooged is the best A Christmas Carol, Period" by Hanna Flint, SyFy Wire


A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Director Commentary

"Steve Whitmire: Interview" by Muppet Central

"14 Facts About A Muppet Christmas Carol" by Kristy Puchko, Mental Floss