Posts Tagged ‘Dickens’

Thank You


December 20th, 2016 Posted 8:11 am

To all the people who come here to the blog. It means a lot! And also thanks to those who sent Christmas cards. Much appreciated.

The one thing missing so far this year is the Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol. We try to watch it every Xmas. The Albert Finney version isn’t bad either. Dickens kind of invented or reinvented (or sentimentalized) the spirit of Christmas. We took a swing at the subject in:




Stocking Stuffers


December 5th, 2015 Posted 7:48 am

“Probably invented by Dickens,” Admin said. “He invented most of modern Christmas. And Alastair Sim’s Scrooge is still the best! But what would Dickens have thought of digital stocking stuffers, such as we got here?”



No Post Today


December 5th, 2011 Posted 8:25 am

“Why not?” says Spence.

“Because we have to research an important Xmas question,” Admin says, “one that probably goes all the way back to the pagan origins, at least in a metaphorical, or possibly Dickensian sense.”


“And the question is – can you deep fry a goose? Dickens invented modern Xmas by the way – along with Clement Clarke Moore.”

“Did you get enough sleep last night?”

Message to Dan: Sorry about your leg. Get well soon.


Merry Christmas!


December 25th, 2010 Posted 8:44 am

“Clement Moore and Charles Dickens basically invented modern Christmas,” says Admin.

“Can we just have some fun anyway?” says Spence.

Sounds good to me. I smell interesting things under the tree. Merry Christmas to all: plunderers, visitors, all who care about our fellow creatures – especially those of the nation within – and of course the readers of the Chet and Bernie stories.


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