Perhaps our greatest case against public domain, the story of A Christmas Carol has been told and told again so many times, in so many slightly skewed ways, that it’s lost all meaning. Those ghosts dwelling on our past, reminding us of our present, and dreading our future are now as familiar as the waking nightmares that already do that when we’re trying to go to sleep.
But what if, cumulatively, all those Christmas Carol stories could pile into a morality tale still worth watching? That’s the hypothesis tested in Twelve Hundred Ghosts, Heath Waterman’s edit of 400 Christmas Carols into a single, cohesive Dickens classic. Watch Tiny Tim at last amount to a Reasonably-Sized Tim in the startlingly comprehensive video above.