Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Holidailies -- Day 4

Today's prompt: Tell us about your favorite holiday book or movie

No question: Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. It's not only my favorite holiday movie, it's by far the best version of the Dickens classic.

Yes, it's aimed at kids. But it remains faithful to the framework of the original material and hits all the high, hard ones about Scrooge's life: his relationship with Marley and money, Fezziwig, Belle, the Cratchitts. It has songs I remember ("We'll have the whitest Christmas, the whitest brightest Christmas, a Christmas far more glorious than grand ..." and "A hand for each hand was planned for the world, why don't my fingers reach? Millions of grains of sand in the world, why such a lonely beach?"). And it has sin and fear and redemption and joy ... all in an hour.