Central Florida’s longest-running holiday treat is Southern Winds Theatre’s ‘One Man Christmas Carol’

Long-term Orlando residents have learned to accept that, in a town as transient and novelty-seeking as ours, even the most beloved annual traditions don’t last forever. Take A Christmas Carol, for example; since I arrived in the mid-1990s, I’ve lost count of how many area theater companies have turned Charles Dickens’ classic into a yearly yuletide cash cow. My nostalgic favorite from Theatre Downtown achieved double-digit anniversaries before fading away, as did Robin & Terry Olson’s three-person Dickens by Candlelight, which is being revived next week at Audubon Park Covenant Church and the Renaissance Theatre after a four-year absence.