T’is the day before this Regina Little Theatre production of Charles Dickens’ (pictured) Yuletide classic opens a four-night run at the Performing Arts Centre, and unless you just got off a space ship from Altair or some other intergalactic locale I shouldn’t have to provide you with a plot synopsis.

I’m sure toy companies and other purveyors of consumer goods would’ve twigged on eventually to the idea of pumping up Christmas as the mega holiday that it’s become. But back in the mid-19th century when Dickens published his novel, Christmas barely registered on society’s radar. And his heart-warming tale is generally credited with reviving interest in celebrating Christmas as a seasonal festival that has roots dating back to pagan times. 

A Christmas Carol runs tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 3-4 at 8 p.m. Adults $19, Students & Seniors $17. 779-2277.