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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bah, humbug!

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Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol should get you into the mood. It's the only adaptation of the story with an invisible Marley's ghost. Seymour Hicks plays the miser who's visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. He wakes up on Christmas morning a changed man.

So on Christmas Day when you hear that grandest and most triumphant of all hymns, no matter whether you hear it rolling out of a great organ in some vast cathedral, played on a wheezy instrument in some small village church, or even on the radio or on a record, let the full magnificence of the Adeste Fidelis be an actual demand! "Come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!" and be joyful, and open your hearts.

Enjoy yourself, and have a Merry Christmas which means you up the lane, you across the river, you in the Bay, you up the coast and in Sydney, you out West, you in Germany, you in Indonesia, you in Greece, you in Papua New Guinea, you in Tonga, you in Fiji, you in Canada (both in British Columbia and Ontario), you sailing somewhere off the coast off Malaysia, and you in South and South West Africa!