|Favorite Christmas Carol|
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The Story came of course before the movies and there are quite a few movies that were made from Charles Dickens 1843 Novella. I am going to try to put as many full movies as possible in this post for you all my wonderful followers & friends.If you don't know the story Of Ebenezer Scrooge~
Scrooge's catchphrase, 'Bah, humbug!' is often used to express disgust with many of the modern Christmas traditions. Several theories have been put forward as to where Dickens got his inspiration for his character Ebenezer Scrooge!
-It has been suggested that he chose the name Ebenezer-because it means 'stone to help'. To reflect the help given to Scrooge to change his life is but the 3-spirits.
-The Surname may be from the now obscure English verb Scrouge meaning 'squeeze'or 'press.
-One school of thought is that Dickens based Scrooge's views on the poor on those of demographer and the political economist of Thomas Malthus.
-Another thought might possibly have been that Dickens influence on the owner of the Gloucester Old bank who was possibly Britains first millionaire.
- However, the man that Dickens eventually portrayed after his character in his novel; A Christmas Carol was John Leech a noted British eccentric and miser named John Elwes in 1714-1789.
|Scrooge with his former business|
partner Marley coming to warn
him of his faith.
Marley hopes to warn Scrooge that he risks the same faith tonight if he doesn't change his ways and that his final chance to redemption will be tonight by three spirits tonight. The first at 1am-Christmas Past spirit 2am-Christmas present 3am-Christmas Spirit of Yet-to-Come. First- Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge to see his
|Scrooge and the |
Ghost of Christmas Past
|The Ghost of Christmas Present|
This ghost is quite different that the last spirit, he is dress very much festive and is very tall. When he arrives the room is very bright full of Christmas cheer and food and gifts. that seem to surround him to the top of the ceiling. of Scrooges house. The Spirit of Christmas Present was the one to show Scrooge the whole city of Celebrations of the present here in London. Including his nephew Fred and the impoverished Cratchit family that is is an
employee at his business. Scrooge at this, point is both bewildered and touched by the loving and pure-hearted nature of his employee youngest son Tiny Tim-who is in very bad health, do to the health insurance Scrooge has not given Cratchit for his family. When Scrooge shows concern for the sickly Tiny Tim health, the ghostly spirit informs him that the boy will die unless something changes very soon. A revelation that deeply disturbs Scrooge. Then the spirit uses Scrooge's earlier
words about 'DECREASING THE SURPLUS POPULATION', against him. The spirit then took him to a spooky graveyard. There the spirit produces two misshapen, sickly children he named Ignorance and Want. When Scrooged ask if they have anyone to care for them, the Christmas Spirit throws more of Scrooge's own words back in his face; "ARE THERE NO PRISONS, NO WORKHOUSE?''
|The Ghost Spirit of the Present|
Telling Scrooge the boy will die
if something is not done very soon
about his health!
|Ghost of Christmas Present|
Lastly the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come at 3-am
|Ghost of the Future|
This is when Scrooge is shown by the Ghost of the future what is to come one year later. Just as the previous spirit predicted, Tiny Tim has died; His father could not afford to give him the proper care on his small salary that Scrooge was paying him and he had no social health care to help either. The spirit also showed the scene that related to the death of a 'wretched old man'. His business associates snicker about how it's going to be a cheap funeral. Also, that all his possession were stolen and sold by his housekeeper, undertaker and laundress, and a young couple who owed the man money. They were relieved that he was dead, as they done have more time to pay off their debts. The Dark spirit then shows Scrooge the man's tombstone, which bore Scrooge's name.
At this point,
|Asking for forgiveness|
Scrooge weeps over his own grave, begging the spirit for a second chance to change his ways, before awakening to find it was Christmas morning.
He immediately repents and becomes a model citizen of generosity and kindness; He visits Fred and accepts his earlier invitation to Christmas dinner, Gives Bob Cratchit a double-raise and becomes like an 'A SECOND FATHER' to Tiny Tim. As the final narration states,
'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 it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas wee if any man alive possessed the knowledge.
This is the story of Charles Dickens and how Scrooge finally discovered the true meaning of Christmas. As Tiny Tim say's
'GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE'.
I hope that you enjoy the history and hope
the movies came about. I have always loved the
Christmas Carol and I watch it every Christmas
Here is a few different version of the