Saturday, December 4, 2010
2010 Virtual Advent Tour
My blog post is going to about a Christmas tradition that most years my family does.
I don't know when it started, but it was when I was a kid that my dad recorded an airing of the black&white version of the Alistair Sim version of A Christmas Carol. It got to the point that the VHS tape that my dad had got a little warped and so he would try to tape it on Christmas Eve so that we could watch the movie on Christmas Day. I don't know why it had to be the B&W version, but I guess one of the scenes was a little more creepier than in the colourized version and so it was the B&W version that we have watched. My dad likes the scene with the third ghost so much that when he got a dark green housecoat one year, he mimicked the third ghost
One Christmas, about 5 or 6 years ago, I was in a local video/music store just looking around one afternoon and found a redone version of A Christmas Carol in B&W on DVD. I let my dad record the B&W version that was playing on TV at around midnight on Christmas Day and he really enjoyed the surprise that was under the tree the next morning. And almost every year since we have had the DVD, we have watched it.
Thank you for reading and I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday season.