In this week’s Commentary, WWL Political Analyst and Gambit columnist Clancy DuBos takes a break from politics for his annual Christmas Commentary.
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In his classic novel, “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man who didn’t believe in Christmas. Scrooge was so devoid of love that, in the words of Dickens, “No wind that blew was bitterer than he…”
You know the story: Scrooge falls asleep on Christmas Eve and is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future. He comes to see himself, and the world around him, in a very different light.
Scrooge awakens Christmas morning a changed man … and proclaims, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
From that day forward, as Dickens tells it in the story’s closing lines, quote: “It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, ‘God Bless Us, Every One!’”
May we all know how to honor Christmas in our hearts, and how to keep Christmas well — all the year. And may God bless us, every one.