Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Cure for Bah Humbug

If you are burnt out, and yelling "Bah Humbug!" at the world, you may want to check this video out, on this, the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

If you have never read Charles Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol you can get it online at no cost. 
It's been made into movies several times, and has been performed as a play perhaps millions of times.  It is a holiday tradition in Chicago and elsewhere.

You don't need to be Christian to understand its message.

One of the most popular Christmas classics comes to life in a special way.

On this CBS Sunday morning segment, Lee Cowan met Paris Strickland, the first female Tiny Tim in a Chicago production of Dickens' miraculous "A Christmas Carol," who is something of a miracle herself - she survived a brain tumor at just four months old.  Click on the link above to see this report.

It will only take about five minutes out of your life.

It will stay with many a lot longer.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. I actually should sit down and read the story. We did the play in school another lifetime ago.

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  2. Why a holiday tradition in Chicago? (I admit it's not mine, but those reasons would be obvious to anyone who doesn't know me.)
    Enjoy your Mr. Scrooge renditions!

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  3. Will surely check this out. I have never watched this classic.

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  4. I love "bah humbug". I say it all year long :)

    (I'll have to check out the video when I'm not at work.)

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  5. But it seem the Bah Humbug got hold of me this year. But I like point out the end of the story....he did have the spirit of giving...`A merry Christmas, Bob,’ said Scrooge, with an earnestness that could not be mistaken, as he clapped him on the back. `A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year. I’ll raise your salary, and endeavour to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob. Make up the fires, and buy another coal-scuttle before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit.’

    Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.

    He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; 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!

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  6. What’s it about this season that makes us feel bah? Thanks for sharing these cheery tips. Happy new year to you and yours

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  7. What’s it about this season that makes us feel bah? Thanks for sharing these cheery tips. Happy new year to you and yours

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  8. Thanks fpr a thought-provoking post. Have a very happy Christmas. Excited for 2018-A Year of Thankfulness

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