Evidently it’s just too much to ask that I get a new calendar on here once a month. Pathetic, I know. But tonight when I just couldn’t stand having the October calendar on my screen any longer I took a few minutes to make a new one for December.
Every December I read (or re-read, now) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I adore it. It’s a super quick read and often, if we are traveling for the holiday, I save it for our Christmas flight. I get a little teary every time. There’s just something hopeful and redemptive about the story.
Maybe because the actual story of Christmas is so redemptive and full of hope.
Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be for all people.
For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
This year I am trying to combine two goals at once: my annual reading of the book and creating more moments for “my family.” Right now, that means Dad and Glenn and me. So starting tomorrow night we’ll be reading A Christmas Carol aloud at dinner. It only takes a few hours or so to read so we won’t read for long. Please ask me how it’s going…I’d love the accountability.
Here’s the desktop calendar, complete with a little inspiration from Ebenezer himself.
P.S. If you’re more of a movie person (gasp!) you may be surprised to discover that The Muppet Christmas Carol is surprisingly close to the actual book! I mean, Rizo the Rat never makes an appearance in the actual Dickens version but otherwise…