Ghost of Christmas Past
I was watching the recent Disney version (with Jim Carrey) of “The Christmas Carol“, when I saw the ghost of Christmas Past. I thought to myself, “what a dumb looking ghost”! The movie itself was okay, I’ve seen too many version of “The Christmas Carol” over the years to get too excited with this one.
I kept coming back to the ghost of Christmas past, with the flaming head and the candle extinguisher. It was the candle extinguisher that really got me thinking how out-of-place this ghost was… So I fired up my good friend Mr. Google, and entered the search query “Ghost of Christmas Past”
After reading a few site, it appears that the Disney representation of the Ghost of Christmas Past may be the most authentic representation that Charles Dickens intended.
Christmas Experiences During The Great Depression I humbling include this link from my own site. It’s very personal and the message is to realize how good we have it! Back then even food was considered a great gift (ex. an orange). This is why you’ll hear older people associate Christmas with an orange or tangerine.
Why I Love Christmas: A Guest Post from My Daughter, Nina At 11 years old, Nina post a great article on why she loves Christmas. She did a spectacular job with the article, and sounds like one of my kids! I really do look forward to reading more from her in the future. The apple truly doesn’t fall far from the tree. (at LenPenzo)
Merry Christmas! Come Take A Peek At Our Tree! A rare look at a blogger’s real Christmas tree picture. Kris reminds us that the holiday season for a parent is a kid first occasion, as she point out her favorite ornament on her tree called “Pipe Cleaner Mess”, sounds hilarious! (Everydaytipsandthoughts)
What We Are Spending For Christmas? Guest post from Mr. Credit Card that explains what he’s spending for Christmas gifts from Christmas! I’ve ever even hear of Ugg Boots! (BudgetingInTheFunStuff).
Everyday Feels Like Christmas The Financial Samurai’s childhood sounded a lot like mine growing up! I had the same feeling and excitement! Somehow he was able to expand and build on the feeling and excitement so that he feels like every day is Christmas. I’ve read about others that have the same feeling. For example, Warren Buffet says he is always excited to get to work in the morning too.(FinancialSamurai)
Lessons for Children from a Frugal Christmas Kids develop interestingly with respect to money and gifts. Christmas is really about giving, so kudos for Jessica that her kids have progressed to that level of Christmas spirit! (Monvesting)
There are other truly great posts out in the blogosphere, but unfortunately I’m going to have to cut this short, I’m off to celebrate Christmas birthdays…