A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 359: Merry Christmas from Ebenezer and I

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“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

As a repentant and renewed Ebenezer Scrooge said today, “A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”

On this Christmas Day 2017 I want to share with you some favorite quotes from my second favorite Christmas story:

“I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come round…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

“Come in, — come in! and know me better, man! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me! You have never seen the like of me before!”

“God bless us, every one!”

“In short, I should have liked to have had the lightest license of a child, and yet be man enough to know its value”

“Really, for a man who had been out of practice for so many years it was a splendid laugh!”

“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”

“I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”

“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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