The 1984 version of A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite versions of the Dickens classic -- the other being the Alastair Sim version. George C. Scott is cranky and miserly to the hilt. I remember watching this two years in a row when it was originally broadcast on CBS (and sponsored by IBM, which showed off its PS/2 line of computers).
Here's a lively scene, in honour of tomorrow night's Victorian Christmas Ball:
I love the Regency fashion... and the breeches... and the dancing.
"How long since you've danced, Ebenezer?"
"A waste of time, dancing."
"You didn't think so then."
"There was a reason then."
There still is.