Tag: Scrooge

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For those of you who don’t know, Nextdoor.com is a private social network by neighborhood. People post lost dogs or things for sale, or maybe they ask for recommendations for a dentist. Well on ours, we’re in the midst of a small drama regarding Christmas decorations. There’s a tradition in Austin of people decorating the […]

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Are you sick of Mueller Reports, Impeachment “hearings”, knowing full well this will go on until Trump leaves office? He’s a good president and a good man. Can we get on with some holiday cheer? I’m listening to a vintage CD called “Christmas Cocktails“, that I found on Amazon. It’s the ultimate holiday fun jazz […]

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A retake on a Christmas classic, A Capitalist Christmas Carol tells the tale of a socialist curmudgeon named Bernie Sanders. Bernie is a Democratic senator from Vermont, whose whole governing philosophy is to gut the rich and resist the free market. Through the visits of three Spirits, he evolves into a kind, liberty-loving free-marketer. https://anchor.fm/statesponsoredprogramming/episodes/A-Capitalist-Christmas-Carol–Ep–10-e2rmbm […]

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James Lileks and I are back with another set of middlebrow ruminations — this time, it’s Christmas movies, from post-war comedies like Christmas in Connecticut and varieties of A Christmas Carol to Arthur Christmas. Take a guess which is the Christmas tradition at the Lileks home.

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In September 1843, Dickens started writing this little book, which seems to be our only modern Christmas myth. He was done in early December &, after deciding to pay for publication himself, he failed to make anything like the profit he expected. But the book has never been out of print & to it we […]

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Rob Long’s thoughts on the moral superiority of Ebenezer Scrooge can be found in the Saturday/Sunday issue of The Wall Street Journal. Rob has not trumpeted his WSJ appearance here on Ricochet, probably for reasons of character flaws that his essay makes clear. I will endeavor to post the link to the online edition but […]

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I remember being unable to sleep on Christmas Eve (and Christmas Eve’s Eve for that matter), for the excitement of what joys and toys awaited me downstairs under the tree, or at my grandparents’ house under their tree. Christmas was a major celebration for my family when I was growing up, and it seemed the […]

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