A Gale Christmas Carol
Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, there is still a lot about this season that is just different than the rest of the year. Students come home, families come together, and whole entire neighborhoods and cities put up semi-annual treats for the eyes. It is a special season that only comes once a year, so there’s always a lot of high hopes that such a change in the season will bring the change in people as well. And I believe this season is indeed a season of transformation. Everyone is a little different around this time of year, and we are all put into different situations than we normally aren’t used to that come with being together with more family and more holiday activities, plus…all the SHOPPING that must be done. Gyah! It’s all bound to drive a person crazy. But when it comes down to Christmas day, the moods just lift and everyone can just be relax and be joyous. It is indeed an interesting season, but it is a blessed one.
I wanted to use the Scrooge story because I think it is a beautiful and perfect story that is a wonderful telling of how much a person can change around this time of year. It’s a tale I can hear over and over again and watch re-imaginings of and never get tired of it. I thought Gale would be a great fit for a Scrooge story because of all that goes down at the end of the Hunger Games series. We get lots of asks in our ask box asking if Gale ever talks to Katniss ever again, and in all honesty, I think Gale is probably a stubborn mule of a scrooge, and most likely doesn’t breathe a word to her for the rest of his life.
But, in the spirit of the holidays, I present to you Gale Hawthorne, with a change of heart.
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Love, Shelby and Hali