We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There are several versions that have some merit. George C. Scott makes a decent Scrooge, and the atmosphere is excellent. Edward Woodward is the best Ghost of Christmas Present ever. The 1938 version with Reginald Owen is charming. One fault that every version shares--they leave out too much Dickens and insert too much other stuff. The only version that includes the Narrator, the single most important character in the book, is the Muppets. The definitive version has yet to be filmed, but it has to have Brian Blessed as the Ghost of Christmas Present.
I agree this is the best available version of the Dickens classic. It's a shame David Lean wasn't hired to produce as visually stunning a piece as he did with 'Great Expectations'. The best version of this Christmas classic is yet to be made.