British Actor John Rhys-Davies 'Flies' During Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Some insiders promised this year’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert would surpass even last year’s spectacle, which dramatized the story of World War II-era “candy bomber” Gail Halversen. Audience members will have to judge that, but one thing is certain: While last year’s show included candy dropped with parachutes, this year’s had actors floating in the air.

The aerial segment came in the second half of the program with guest artist and British character actor John Rhys-Davies, portraying the Ghost of Christmas Present from Charles Dickens’ famous novel “A Christmas Carol.” The ghost conducted Dickens himself (actor Robin Dick) above 19th century London at night (actually, the audience seated on the main level of the LDS Conference Center).

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