This new telling rediscovers the heart of the original work. Where past adaptations promoted seasonal sentiment or preached against greed, Merry Christmas, Uncle Scrooge! unearths Dickens's true message: that a society is judged by its treatment of children, especially the poor and the handicapped. In a world of "ragged" schools, child labor, and the poorhouse, Dickens penned a tale that would not only resurrect Christmas, but redeem children.
That message still challenges the modern world. The breathtaking music of Merry Christmas, Uncle Scrooge!, by the award-winning composers Bill & Robin Wolaver, pulses with a truth that can't be ignored: that the Christ Child came for us, and that we must be Christ to the children of the world.