We’ve Got Your Festivity Right Here: Listen to Neil Gaiman Read A Christmas Carol!

A Christmas Carol has inspired some delightful adaptations over the years. All the best characters in pop culture has attempted their own adaptation, from Mickey Mouse to the Muppets to the (real) Ghostbusters. But sometimes it’s good to go back to basics, which is why we love Neil Gaiman’s reading of Dickens’ complete novella. The New York Public Library hosted his first reading of the classic in 2013, where Gaiman read from NYPL’s own rare copy of A Christmas Carol – a copy that includes edits Charles Dickens wrote in his own hand for his own public readings of the tale. The following year Gaiman added a new twist, in the form of the dapper Victorian outfit you see above! Grab a festive beverage, find the nearest roaring fire, and bask in the full audio below.

[via NYPL!]





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