A Tale of Two Ebenezers

Here is an interesting twist to the Christmas Story about Ebenezer. A big thank you goes out to Ann, who gave me permission to reblog her fascinating post. Merry Christmas to you all!

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“His name became an aphorism for meanness, but the base nature of Ebenezer Scrooge was inadvertently fashioned by failing light and an author whose eyesight was equally dim.”  The Scotsman, December 24, 2004

Ebenezer Scrooge– his story is synonymous with Christmas these days, his changed fate is the stuff of redemption stories (“Christ was born for this” to be sure), and his hauntings both thrill our narrative nerves and warn us of our own shortcomings.  Most of us roll our eyes when A Christmas Carol comes on TV for the umpteenth time in the wind up to Christmas, but it’s a tale well told and it probably deserves its stature as a holiday classic.

These days, Dickens is even recognized as a key “inventor” of our modern Christmas traditions.  He and his Victorian age put a certain stamp and feeling on the…

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8 comments

  1. salonuldecreatie · December 18, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this interesting story, we were even planning a little trip to Edinburgh next year! Maybe it is even true and Charles D did not see well; no matter how it is, Christmas remains as beautiful, cheerful and generous. Great health yo everyone and a magicaaal Christmas !

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  2. Stella, oh, Stella · December 19, 2018

    That was a great find, Peter, thanks for sharing!

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  3. GP Cox · December 19, 2018

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  4. taphian · December 20, 2018

    A very interesting story, dear Peter. Have a Merry Christmas with your family, best wishes from Hamburg without snow:) Mitza

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  5. rabirius · December 21, 2018

    Excellent. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. beautifulbarbadosblog · December 26, 2018

    Happy Christmas to you too.

    Like

  7. Dina · January 7, 2019

    Very good, thank you for sharing dear Peter and thank you to Ann for this good read!

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