Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

One of my favorite things about December is that all the versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol magically reappear.

Yes, I know I can watch them whenever I want, but the story isn’t quite the same in the middle of July!

Dickens’ story about the redemptive power of the spirit of Christmas, embodied by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, nearly always moves me, no matter which way the characters are re-interpreted.

I say this because my two favorite versions are A Muppet Christmas Carol, which finally answered the question of what Kermit and Miss Piggy’s children would look like (the boys take after Dad and the girls take after Mom) and the very first one I ever saw, Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol. The Ghost of Christmas Past scared me half to death at the age of 5. But I loved it. And I’m astonished to learn from Wikipedia that it was the first animated Christmas special ever broadcast. Wow.

What’s your favorite Holiday story? Did you find a new one this year? Or is there one of the classics that you think of as a Holiday treat every year?

And speaking of treats…

This Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop has THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! As for MY prize, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card, to help you with any last minute Holiday shopping you have left. Follow the Rafflecopter to enter.

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53 thoughts on “Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

  1. I love the “Picard” version of The Christmas Carol and I also really like Scrooged. It is fun to see the various ways the story is reworked and re-imagined. I had no idea Mister Magoo was first animated special. Wow. I also love the Grinch and White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and the Santa Clause are also shows I like to watch.

    On the bookish front, THE CAJUN NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is our Christmas Eve must read. We started the tradition when we moved to New Orleans and have continued it. And I’ve been hunting down some Christmas romances, both movies and books.

    Hope you’re getting nicely settled into the new digs!
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    1. I pretty much like the Patrick Stewart version of anything. I’ve heard a one-man audiobook of him reading the story and it’s awesome.

      And we’re settling in pretty well, thanks! But Galen is so disappointed that he can’t get the cats to ride on the Roomba yet!

  2. thanks for the fun giveaway and Merry Christmas! I love the movie While You Were Sleeping. Watch it every year 🙂 Hope the moving went well!

  3. My favorite holiday movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! We watch it every year after opening gifts!

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  4. My favorite Christmas movie is While You Were Sleeping. Just makes me weepy!

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  5. I love the movie Family Man, it helps us realize what is truly importnat. One that I have loved through the years and seen a new version of..is ..the Gift of the Magi. It is a great love story for Christmas.
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  6. I love all versions of A Christmas Carol too , I don’t have a favorite. I could honestly watch a marathon of all the ones I like.

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  7. oh my gosh, I love Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol. It is a favorite. I also love the Blackadder Christmas Carol.

    Merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with books.

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  8. Don’t really have a favorite holiday movie anymoer. As I got older the movies just lost their magic with me. I use to love Rudolph and had to watch it whenever I could or Kris Kringle.

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  9. A Christmas Carol id my favorite book I read it every year Thanks for the giveaway Merry Christmas

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  10. My favorite holiday movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. We watch it every Thanksgiving evening to start the holiday season with a smile. It definitely fits my quirky sense of humor.

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway.

    Happy holidays to you and yours,
    Marlena
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  11. i cant believe you posted that i was just watching magoo one on netflix and i have mupit one. favorit movie is a christmas story love it
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  12. Miracle on 34th street and Serendipity are my favorites, but I have to admit, I enjoy the ones on Lifetime and Hallmark.

    Merry Christmas !
    ~Kym
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  13. Ok so I have to say it makes me kinda a dork but i love Mickey’s Christmas Carol it is one of those movies i just love its disney and well nothing says grim reaper like a fat Pete shoving Scrooge McDuck down in a grave. lol…Merry Christmas

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  14. I absolutely adore “A Christmas Story.” I watch it every year on Christmas Eve on TBS. 🙂 Watching that movie is one of my favorite holiday traditions!

  15. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation! 🙂 Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
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