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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:02 AM

Is there an Un-Christmas Carol?

With so many variants of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" I got to wondering if anyone has ever written a book, produced a movie or TV program, of an "Un-Christmas Carol"?

A RW Christian Scrooge, perhaps portrayed as a Southern Baptist Minister, who is all wrapped up in the religious commercialization of Christmas like defending manger scenes on public property, but who doesn't give a shit about the unfortunate who aren't part of his "flock". One of those mega-church douchebags.

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Kennah Nov 2012 OP
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #1
marasinghe Nov 2012 #2
Mariana Nov 2012 #3
Michigan Alum Nov 2012 #4
TexasProgresive Nov 2012 #5
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #6
Shankapotomus Nov 2012 #7

Response to Kennah (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:10 AM

1. Sounds like you have an idea for a pitch to a Hollywood studio executive

Give it some thought.

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:13 AM

2. that would be Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Match Girl".

minus the wishful feel-good, heaven-think:
http://www.classicreader.com/book/109/15/


or, perhaps, O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi":
http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/Gift_of_the_Magi.html

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:29 AM

3. I've never heard of one. Why don't you write it up?

I think it could be a great story!

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:22 AM

4. Isn't jingle bells sort of non Christmas?

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Response to Michigan Alum (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:20 AM

5. What does "Jingle Bells" have to do with Christmas?

edited to delete misinformation, post a wiki link and the original lyrics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_Bells
The original lyrics to "The One Horse Open Sleigh" as written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857 are as follows:
"Dashing thro’ the snow,
In a one-horse open sleigh,
O’er the hills we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob tail ring,
Making spirits bright,
Oh what sport to ride and sing
A sleighing song to night.

Jingle bells, Jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what joy it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, Jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what joy it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago,
I thought I’d take a ride,
And soon Miss Fannie Bright
Was seated by my side,
The horse was lean and lank;
Misfortune seemed his lot,
He got into a drifted bank,
And we, we got upsot.
A day or two ago,
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.
Now the ground is white
Go it while you’re young,
Take the girls to night
And sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob tailed bay
Two forty as his speed.
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack, you’ll take the lead."

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:22 AM

6. The War On Christmas begins...

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:24 AM

7. Atlas Shrugged nt

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