I'm a total sucker for Christmas: I still believe in Santa Claus—in fact, I believe more deeply than I did as a kid. I still cry every time I watch It's A Wonderful Life (my favorite movie of all time) and the sublime 1951 version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (perhaps the most perfect story ever written). Opening the doors of our home to family and friends on Christmas Day, gathering together in the glow of the Christmas tree, I feel a sense of profound faith and world-transforming belief that transcends any one religion or spiritual path and fills my soul with hope—for myself and for everyone on the planet.
From the bottom of my heart I wish you all the merriest of Christmases, the happiest of holidays. May the year ahead bring you magic, miracles, abundance, prosperity, health, joy, peace...and love above all.
“And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!"
©copyright 2012 J.M. DeMatteis
Thanks J.M I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! Speaking of Christmas someone shared with me this Bradbury article:http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/10/arts/late-bradbury-works/ ( you probably knew of it )ReplyDelete
Thank you, Daniel! And, no, I hadn't seen that Bradbury article. Thanks for sharing it.Delete
Merry Christmas JMD & family. I am excited to have just read that you are lending a literary assist to New 52 Phantom Stranger so I am very pleased that I picked up this book to give it shot. And a Gene Ha & Zander Cannon double issue to look forward to! Christmas is triply sweet!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Robert. Hope you and yours have fantastic holidays...and I hope you enjoy Phantom Stranger. I'm just getting started on it and it's already a blast. I love the supernatural corners of the DCU.Delete
Happy Chrimble and a Gear New Year!ReplyDelete
And a very groovy holiday season right back at you, Jeff! Hope we get to see each other in 2013!Delete
It's the one Christmas story I never get tired of. I have three favorite versions: Scrooged with Bill Murray, A Muppet Christmas Carol with Michael Caine and the TNT version of A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart. They're great examples of how you can tell the same story in different ways.ReplyDelete
A noteworthy mention would be what my sister just showed me and is her favorite version with Albert Finney. It's a good musical!
CHRISTMAS CAROL really is one of the greatest stories ever written, Jose. So many wonderful versions have been done. Along with those you mention, I also love the George C. Scott TV version from the 80's and the 1938 version with Reginald Owen. But Alistair Sim is the definitive Scrooge for me. I don't think I've seen more than a few minutes of the Finney musical. Maybe it's time to check it out.Delete