On Christmas Eve

December 24, 2010

He dressed himself “all in his best,” and at last got out into the streets. The people were by this time pouring forth, as he had seen them with the Ghost of Christmas Present; and, walking with his hands behind him, Scrooge regarded every one with a delighted smile. He looked so irresistibly pleasant, in a word, that three or four good-humoured fellows said, “Good morning, sir! A merry Christmas to you!” And Scrooge said often afterwards that, of all the blithe sounds he had ever heard, those were the blithest in his ears.

— Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


4 Responses to “On Christmas Eve”

  1. Jim Van Pelt Says:

    Merry Christmas, Carrie. “. . . 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!”

  2. Andrew Says:

    Merry Christmas Carrie!

  3. Steve Wheelock Says:

    Christmas and ghosts … speaking of ghosts:

    http://www.gutenberg.org … “Rosy” by Mrs. Molesworth … read the last paragraph of the story if curious … Merry Christmas.

    (“And again, … I wish you the merriest of merry Christmases … soon be coming!”)–Mrs. Molesworth

  4. spiderorchid Says:

    I hope you had nice holidays! ^_^

    (But I have to say that I’ve always liked the ‘before’ Scrooge better… ~_^ )

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