Movie Quote Friday – A Christmas Carol
As far as I’m concerned, there is only one A Christmas Carol, and Reginald Owen is the only Scrooge. But that’s really beside the point.
Anyway, Christmas is a special time of the year. I love the Christmas season because it’s a happy time, a time to celebrate with friends and family, at church and at home. I’ll admit that I love to get presents, but I especially love to give them. And, though the holidays don’t bring out the best in us all, I do believe that this is a time of year when most of us try a little harder to be kind and giving.
Scrooge: Much good it has ever done you.
Fred: Uncle, there are many things which have made me happy, things which have never fattened my purse by even that much. Christmas is one of these. I’ve always looked on Christmas as a good time…a kind, charitable, forgiving, pleasant time. It’s the only time when people open their hearts freely…the only time when men and women seem to realize that all human beings are really members of the same family. And that being members of the same family, they owe each other some measure of warmth and solace. And therefore, Uncle, though it’s never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pockets, I believe that it has done me good and will do me good and I say, God bless it!
What has Christmas done for you?
This is the first Christmas my husband gets to spend with us. He has worked Christmas for the last 8 years. 🙂 its a big deal around our house. 🙂
That’s wonderful! I mean about this year, of course. I have worked in retail for about 15 years, and I basically missed EVERY holiday for 10 years, until I got out of management. Now it’s kind of hit or miss. I’m glad your husband will be home with you all this year!
Christmas reminds me to slow down and think about eternal things – peace, joy, hope and love. It also reminds me to love the people in my life and think about what they need and want, both material and nonmaterial things. I am thankful at Thanksgiving, but it’s like a warm-up to my gratitude at Christmas.
Me too – it’s a slow build-up of joy and peace and love and goodwill toward man as I start to think about this holiday season in the fall. It picks up after Halloween, and builds momentum until it reaches the peak at Christmas. I just need to keep it going throughout the year!