Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I try to fit Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' into my Christmas Eve or Christmas day.  My family ended up watching a variation of the story in the movie 'Scrooged' (1988).  The movie has some great lines that can be quoted throughout the year.  In addition, I got to hear the ending of reading of 'A Christmas Carol' on NPR, I think it was Iowa Public Radio.  I try to read it during Christmas each year but the radio show might have to do for 2009.

Here is a sketch of Charles
Dickens in 1842 around the
time A Christmas Carol was
first published.
Image from The Life of
Charles Dickens by
John Forster, 1907.

To quote the end of the story, "and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!"