We want one of these:
And we are considering whether to go see the new film of The Christmas Carol and watching the Alastair Sim version while we consider.
We found the figure on the Archie McPhee site which boasts the slogan: "Slightly less disappointing than other companies." The Dickens figure comes with a quill pen and removable hat. He is also exactly the right size to go with the Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who figure and recreate "The Unquiet Dead" episode.
Update: We are now watching the episode of Doctor Who (favourite line by Dickens: "What the Shakespeare!") and bemoaning the fact that we can't get these figures shipped to Canada!