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#SoCS & #JusJoJan 18/20 – Scrooge


I may have mentioned, maybe even more than once, that I always watch the old version of Scrooge every year at Christmas. The one with Alastair Sim. I try to watch it in black and white if I can find it–I have it on VHS somewhere in case it’s not on TV. This year I totally missed it on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I found it on Youtube though. The entire movie in black and white, so I watched it one night on my laptop, all by myself, between Christmas and New Year. It’s much more fun to watch as a family.

Being interested in words as I am, I decided to look up the word “Scrooge” to see where it came from. Not surprisingly, it became a noun to describe a grumpy, miserly person in 1940, a little less than one-hundred years from the time Dickens published the novel.

I worried that I was a bit of a scrooge this Christmas. I didn’t have a lot of money, but I managed to buy everyone something. What I didn’t do this time around was obsessively make sure everyone had the same number of gifts. I’ve driven myself crazy with this for years. This time, I bought what everyone needed (or wanted if I could afford it) and left it at that. So much less stressful, especially for someone like me who waits for the absolute last moment to shop.

Obviously, I don’t watch a lot of movies. The next last one I watched was the Downton Abbey movie. And when was that? Hang on, I’ll look it up …

October 20th. Thank goodness for this blog. If I didn’t write everything I do on it, I’d never keep track of anything.

I’m so busy!

Just not watching movies.


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22 thoughts on “#SoCS & #JusJoJan 18/20 – Scrooge

  1. Good for you for not making yourself crazy about the Christmas presents. Cause maybe Christmas means a little bit more, as someone once said.


  2. Have never seen the black and white scroodge! Hope you enjoyed! xo


  3. A Christmas Carol has to be my all time favorite Christmas movie too. I have the VHS with Alistair Sim but I also enjoy the Muppet Christmas Carol too. I am like you and have to watch it every year, usually while I’m wrapping presents.


  4. I had to laugh at your checking your blog to see when you did something 🙂

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  5. BBC showed an adaptation of A Christmas Carol this year. I rather enjoyed it, though I think some people didn’t like it because it wasn’t like the old version. It went more into Scrooge’s background and why he was so horrible.


  6. I love the old version of Scrooge too! I do love Alister Simms have you watched any of the Ealing Comedies he is brilliant in those too💜


  7. I like the old B&W version too, Linda. I also enjoy the old version of Great Expectations.


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