At last the dinner was all done, the cloth was cleared, the hearth swept, and the fire made up. The compound in the jug being tasted, and considered perfect, apples and oranges were put upon the table, and a shovel-full of chestnuts on the fire. Then all the Cratchit family drew round the hearth, in what Bob Cratchit called a circle, meaning half a one; and at Bob Cratchit’s elbow stood the family display of glass. Two tumblers, and a custard-cup without a handle.

These held the hot stuff from the jug, however, as well as golden goblets would have done; and Bob served it out with beaming looks, while the chestnuts on the fire sputtered and cracked noisily. Then Bob proposed:

‘A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!’ Which all the family re-echoed.

‘God bless us every one!’ said Tiny Tim, the last of all.

A Christmas Carol was first published this week (on 19 December) in 1843. Read the full excerpt of Christmas dinner with the Cratchits.

Image credit: Reproduced from a c.1870s photographer frontispiece to Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. By Frederick Barnard (1846-1896). Digital image from LIFE. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

A Christmas Carol! 

This is my favourite Christmas story! Actually the Muppets Christmas Carol is the best! But I’ve also read the awesome book! 

On the left is the Cratchit house with Scrooge looking in the window. (Terribly sorry he looks terrifying haha!) Then on the right are the 3 spirits. The future spirit has a tombstone in front. 

Does that look like a window? haha! Let me know in the comments!  

Cratchit, no creo que merezcas más de 15 chelines a la semana.
El hecho de que sigas aquí me dice que nadie en este pueblo esta dispuesto a pagarte más que yo, o desde cuando te hubieras cambiado de trabajo.
Por ello deduzco que, en realidad, soy el hombre más generoso que conoces.
—  Ebenezer Scrooge - Cuento de navidad. Charles Dickens (1843)
Robert Cratchit (A Christmas Carol)

Robert Cratchit || Bob Cratchit || 40 || Personal Assistant To Evan Scrooge || Mark Ruffalo || Open

Robert Cratchit was never a rich man, and he’s very aware of that fact. Though Robert’s never one to complain; he accepts things for the way they are, and makes do with them. The only reason he worries about his wage is because of his disabled son, Timothy, who needs medical care that Robert can barely afford. But he could never ask his boss Mr. Scrooge for a raise, knowing the man he is. Robert finds pleasure in the simple things in life, especially being with his family. Will Robert ever get that raise, or will he forever fear asking his boss for his dues?

The Muppet Christmas Carol

So … The Muppet Christmas Carol ( coming in with an IMDB rating of 7,7 and a Redeemer Rating of 8,1. This is definitely one of my all time favourite muppet movies and on top of that also one of the best renditions of A Christmas Carol. The plot of the movie, simple. A Christmas Carol .. who doesn’t know the story. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. No, not ringing any bells. All right. Well, the miserly skinflint Scrooge is shown the error of his ways by the spirits of christmas past, christmas present and christmas yet to be. A great story of learning from the error of your ways and repenting your ways.

Lets talk about the cast here. Michael Caine. MICHAEL CAINE, should I say it again to make sure it sinks in. And after that we have Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzy, Miss Piggy, Rizzo the Rat, Beeker, Bunson and Ralph. And after that we have plenty of other muppets, every muppet out there is somewhere in this movie. I mean what can I say. The Henson clan does fantastic puppetry work. And it is essentially something that I have gotten used to when seeing muppet movies. I mean, there is not much that can be said about the quality of the puppets of the movie. And when you then have Michael Caine as one the few humans in the movie, wow. Caine is a great actor and was bound to at some point to play Scrooge. He has basically done everything else. And he is good in this. 

The movie. The movie is of course a solid story. There is no denying that it is one of the most classic and most frequently made stories for the christmas holidays. But what we have here is not only that story, but also the mixing in of the muppets. And the movie has been done amazingly. Cause it has all the fantastic songs and smaller sketches that I expect from the muppets .. but after that the movie follows the true Christmas Carol .. almost down to every single line. Such a brilliant way to do it. I love it. 

The demeaning factor of the movie. I am going to say the ghost of christmas past. She should have been a muppet. I really feel like she should have been a muppet, and I do not know why she was not. Something to think about. 

See the movie, absolutely see the movie. You don’t even have to wait until christmas. See it tomorrow, and then again for christmas.