Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ghosts of Christmas Past, Kindly Move Aside

The lovely Sir Michael Caine as Scrooge

This was going to be a thoughtful post about previous years' Christmases, and those loved ones who are no longer with us, but I just don't feel like being gloomy tonight. So I'll save that idea for another time when I want to wallow a bit, and instead share this thought with you:

I feel truly blessed to have so many dear friends with whom to celebrate Christmas. Unlike Ebeneezer Scrooge, I haven't had to face regrets about putting profit over relationships. I still have a ways to go in matching the goodness of my friends in contributing to the wellbeing of those in need, but I'm trying. I have such good role models for generosity and kindness.

I hope that you, dear readers, are living lives filled with the spirit of Christmas.

The spirit embodied in the Dickens tale.

I wish you joy.

The kind of joy that's taken hold of my friend Bee, who wrote a wonderful piece about Christmas and Dickens here, although she was a bit melancholy, and subsequently got her winter holiday groove back here.

To help get you in the spirit, I'd like to share this clip from one of my favorite movies ever.


Mrs. Chili said...

My holiday happy slipped a bit, but I think I'm back on track now.

Funny that I just showed my juniors and seniors A Muppet Christmas Carol the other day ... and made them write answers to some pretty serious critical thinking questions about it. I'm sure I was compared - and not favorably, either - to Scrooge at least once or twice!

Happy, Merry!


Barry said...

I would never have thought of Michael Caine as Scrooge. Physically he no more looks the part than, say, Robert Downey Jr. resembles Sherlock Holmes.

But he was brilliant in the roll and I'd have to say this is one of my favourite movies too.

kyooty said...

thanks for that post.That was the first time I"ve seen the muppets clip. My boys were part of the "Christmas Carol" for their school Christmas concert this year. :) My middle son was part of the Christmas future (white material waved around in black light) :)

Kathy Amen said...

Merry Christas and joy to you, too! Also to Bee, whose writings I also enjoy.

Kathy Amen said...

*that's CHRISTMAS! (too much figgy pudding, perhaps?)

dianne said...

Sorry dear Holly, I have been neglecting you...but not on purpose.

Thank you for your Christmas wishes, I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas season. ♡

dianne said...

By the way,I think Sir Michael Caine is a fantastic actor, I always enjoy his films. :) ♡

stephanie (bad mom) said...

What does it say about me that I'm excited to be hyperlinked at "models" ?

You are a treasure in my life, dearest. Thank you.

God bless us, everyone (I'll be playing the part of Tiny Tim with my crutches and all).

Bee said...

And you, my dear, are the kindest of friends, too. Thanks for bringing lots of good stuff to my year (past, present and future).