Here’s my favorite scene from my favorite Christmas film (and one of my favorite fantasy films). This holiday is when we celebrate how God sacrificed Himself in order to love and save us, who were His enemies. The story of Scrooge is so powerful because it speaks to this, showing a man redeemed from the evil that was in his heart. And this scene especially, for it shows him receive instant, undeserved forgiveness from those who loved him in spite of himself. It’s beautiful.
Goodwill and peace to all of you this happy day! This time of year can be horrendously stressful and unpleasant for all manner of reasons. I’m no stranger to that side of it. But my peace is in Jesus Christ, and because of Him and what He did this day is happy. May you experience and give patience, forgiveness, and compassion in joyous abundance.
Merry Christmas, O my vast and wildly enthusiastic readership! On this Eve, and tomorrow, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who was and is the Savior sent of God to pay the redemption price for mankind’s sin. I hope you all can spend tomorrow with your closest family and friends, in love and joy together. My prayers and best wishes go out to you all.
I had intended to have published a few Christmas reviews by now, but work and holiday preparations have interrupted the normal writing process. I still may get to them, but there’s no way they’ll get here by tomorrow. Sorry, folks! But, so you know, these are stories I have already finished, and hope to write reviews of within the next week or two. And yes, they are all fantasy.
Movies A Christmas Carol (1951) A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
Graphic Novels Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
EDIT 01-16-11: I’ve given up on reviewing A Christmas Carol (1951) and A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) this year. At least one of them will be reviewed next Christmas, because I watch them each year.