…Jingle All The Way

I’m interrupting your regularly scheduled summer programming to bring you a blast of fresh, winter air. In the words of Auntie Mame (look it up) we need a little Christmas right this very minute. Or if you prefer, the words of Buddy the Elf—SANTA!!! Either way, Christmas in July is here, and not a moment…

…make mankind our business

“Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.” Jacob Marley in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Happy Christmas Eve, crusaders! Or as it’s known in the Scrooge household — The night the ghosts came. While the lessons of Ebenezer Scrooge are many, I’ve always been touched by the fact that…

…bless us, every one!

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. ~Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” This classic tale from Mr. Dickens has become such a Christmas culture staple that I would imagine few pause…