Various influences upon the Christmas story taken from Nordic and Roman celebrations, as well as Christian tradition and the Charles Dickens story "A Christmas Carol," are explored in this spirited holiday-themed documentary. The unique history of Dickens' work in particular is examined, relating the story of its struggle to publication in 1843. Also included is a bonus audio recording of "A Christmas Carol" directed by Orson Welles and starring John Barrymore. 78 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.