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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

It’s Christmas time, and the greedy Mister Scrooge is not feeling the holiday spirit. Three ghosts visit him overnight to change his ways. The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come teach him the true meaning of Christmas: kindness and love toward others. Mister Scrooge must show love to those around him to save himself from a sad and lonely future. James… Read Article →

A Brief History of Santa

A Brief History of Santa

How did Santa become Santa? Listen to the 12 Days of Hello Internet: 每年 12 月 24 日,世界各地的孩子们都会拿出牛奶和饼干, 巴望着能够吸引一位散发着魔力的胖爷爷进屋,并在他钻进隔壁邻居的屋子之前留下礼物。 这一奇怪的习俗是怎么诞生的呢? 也许你最该怪罪的是北欧。那儿的冬天又冷又黑令人忧郁, 而最冷最黑令人伤心欲绝的是 12 月 21 日或 22 日的冬至, 太阳仅仅升起个把小时,散发出些微微弱的光线,而有些地方根本就处于极夜。 这些被夺走了阳光的人们发明了魔法使来拜访他们,用礼物和祝福让他们舒心。 这些魔法使包括精灵、天神、山羊等等,其中两位对于现代的故事有着特别的影响。 第一位是荷兰的圣尼克(St Nick)。圣尼克很瘦削,甚至带点严厉, 但是依旧会在 12 月初给孩子们带去礼物。他一身红白搭配, 手握法杖,活像一位主教。他的坐骑是一匹叫作亚美利哥的马,而荷兰的孩子们则会为它留下胡萝卜。 圣尼克在荷兰语中叫做 Sinterklaas。 第二位是英格兰的圣诞爸爸(Father Christmas)。圣诞爸爸是个大个子, 穿着滑稽的异教绿衣,头顶神圣的花冠。 传统上,他跟孩子和礼物并不太搭界,跟美食、美酒和庆典倒更有关系。 最知名的恐怕是这一点:他是恐吓守财奴的圣诞三幽灵之一。 欧洲开始殖民后,圣尼克、圣诞爸爸和其他魔法使逐渐融合起来。 这解释了为什么美国版本有这许多名字。圣诞老人(Santa Claus)是美国化的 Sinterklaas, 但是他也被叫作圣尼克、圣诞爸爸以及来自德国的叫法 Kris Kringle。 旧时不同的魔法使随着时间的推移在新世界中变成了同一位, 正如其它古老的传说一样。 比如,出现于 1823 年的纽约的诗歌“圣诞前夜” 奠定了圣诞老人从屋顶着陆和用玩具填满袜子的传统。 然而这位圣诞老人是一位精灵,正如其他来自北欧的圣诞老人一样。他个子很小, 驾着小巧的驯鹿雪橇——这很讲得通, 毕竟他的工作包括了钻进烟囱。 另外,Santa 并未出现在诗中。诗的原名叫做“圣尼克的来访”。 到了 19 世纪,胖胖的不老的圣诞老人逐渐变成了美国作家中的标准。 他在美国不但获得了精灵的力量还讨到了老婆。 到了大概 20 世纪,圣诞老人成为了现在的标志性形象。值得一提的是, 与通常认为的情况相反,可口可乐并未将圣诞老人包装成公司的标志色,… Read Article →

Proof Romans Invented Jesus Christ - The Flavian Signature

Proof Romans Invented Jesus Christ – The Flavian Signature

Romans left a signature of their authorship in the Gospels, The Flavian Signature by Joseph Atwill, this video is separate from the Caesar’s Messiah documentary – it is mainly a tool for anyone interested in understanding an abridged version of Atwill’s core discovery The Flavian Signature in a direct way. Joseph Atwill’s book, “Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus”, gives us a revolutionary new understanding of the origin… Read Article →

Victorian Thriller at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco

Victorian Thriller at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco

Victorian Thriller! Dickens Thriller! How many ghoulish fiends are required to take over London? Not enough, if the Legion Fantastique has anything to say about it! Join your Sorcerer of Ceremonies, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe played by Lee Presson of Lee Presson and the Nails ( as he raises the dead and the roof. With greatest thanks to the inimitable Michael Jackson. This was all staged at the Charles Dickens… Read Article →

A Charles Dickens Christmas: Mr. Pickwicks Christmas - English Literature

A Charles Dickens Christmas: Mr. Pickwicks Christmas – English Literature

Film dramatizes one of the best-known incidents in English literature – the Christmas visit of Mr. Pickwick and his friends to Dingley Dell Farm. In the large parlor, everyone responds to the cordial atmosphere and joyous capers of Mr. Pickwick. From the Pickwick papers. For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit The Pickwick Papers were first published in monthly installments beginning in April 1836 illustrated by the famous artists Seymour… Read Article →

Best Holiday Books Chosen By Best-Selling Authors Brad Thor And Emma Straub | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Best Holiday Books Chosen By Best-Selling Authors Brad Thor And Emma Straub | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Who better to recommend the best books to buy as holiday gifts than best-selling authors Brad Thor and Emma Straub? Thor’s suggestions include John Le Carré’s “A Legacy of Spies,” while Straub’s choices include “Bluebird, Bluebird” by Attica Locke. » Subscribe to TODAY: » Watch the latest from TODAY: About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to… Read Article →

Twas The Night Before Christmas - read by celebrities

Twas The Night Before Christmas – read by celebrities

NMP Live is proud to present, a very special reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, recorded for our customers by some of the famous faces on our roster (28 to be exact!). If you enjoy watching our celebrity version of this classic Christmas poem, please like, share and comment. We would like to extend a very special thank you to all who contributed (in order of… Read Article →

Scrooge (1935) DICKENS CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

Scrooge (1935) DICKENS CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

Stars: Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop, Robert Cochran Director: Henry Edwards Writers: Charles Dickens (novel) This wonderful adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” would have made Charles Dickens proud. The film is notable not only for its superb performances, but also for the setting and costumes which utterly capture 1843 London. The impressive moving-camera photography and atmospheric lighting are reminiscent of German expressionist cinema. Sir Seymour Hicks, as Scrooge, delivers a first-class… Read Article →

Charles Dickens: Scrooge (Weihnachtsfilme deutsch ganzer Film)

Charles Dickens: Scrooge (Weihnachtsfilme deutsch ganzer Film)

—————————— Titel: Charles Dickens: Scrooge Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musikfilm, Tanz & Theater Inhalt: Ebenezer Scrooge hasst Weihnachten, verabscheut Menschen und beutet die Angestellten seiner Bank aus. Doch an diesem Weihnachten wird er vom Geist seines verstorbenen Partners besucht, der ihm ankündigt, dass noch drei weitere Geister zu Scrooge kämen. Der erste ist der Geist der vergangenen Weihnacht, der ihm die Liebe vor Augen führt, die Scrooge durch seine Habgier verlor…. Read Article →

SCROOGE | A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens | Full Length Drama Movie | Classis | English

SCROOGE | A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens | Full Length Drama Movie | Classis | English

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. —— Cast: Albert Finney – Ebenezer Scrooge Edith Evans – Ghost of Christmas Past Kenneth More – Ghost of Christmas Present Laurence Naismith – Mr. Fezziwig Michael Medwin – Nephew Fred David Collings – Bob Cratchit Anton Rodgers – Tom Jenkins Suzanne Neve – Isabel… Read Article →

Dickensian: Trailer -  Brand New Original Drama - BBC One

Dickensian: Trailer – Brand New Original Drama – BBC One

SUBSCRIBE to the OFFICIAL BBC YouTube channel 👉 LAUNCH BBC iPlayer to watch full BBC programmes online now 👉 Programme website: Original drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens’ critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th-century London. #bbc

Our Dept 56 Dickens Village, 2018

Our Dept 56 Dickens Village, 2018

My father was a big fan of Dept 56 and especially Dickens Village. He had his display set up throughout the year and was never shy about showing it to visitors. He even dedicated an entire room to his display. Since he passed in 1996 the display remained intact until a few years ago when my mother decided it was time to come down, and the collection has been divided… Read Article →

Our Dept 56 Dickens Village, 2017

Our Dept 56 Dickens Village, 2017

This was my first attempt at setting up a display for our Dept 56 Dickens Village collection. We had been displaying the buildings on shelves and the piano top for years, but I finally took the leap and became my father, who had his display set up all year! I’m not at that point…yet… I hope you enjoy this video. I do not own the copyright on this music: Dan… Read Article →