Among my earliest and fondest memories of Christmas is listening with my friends to the radio broadcast of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge.Christmas has always been my favorite holiday — with breaking the fast at Sandra Lipschutz’s stuffed table following Yom Kippur, the Hebrew day of atonement, a close second.Now, you may wonder how a nice Jewish boy from Chicago’s South …