When you were a kid and letting your mischievous side show, did your mom ever say, "Oh, you little Dickens!" Ever wonder where that phrase came from? Charles Dickens! You were channeling a little Artful Dodger, the streetwise young pickpocket from Oliver Twist.
"Bah humbug!" Almost everyone is familiar with this famous quote from Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I grew up on such book classics as this and Twas the Night Before Christmas. I anxiously awaited the TV cartoons like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. There were no cartoon versions of A Christmas Carol until 1983, when Disney released Mickey’s Christmas Carol.