Christmas Wishes


As a Christmas wish, I will quote Charles Dickens who portrays two different sentiments of love, friendship and caring through his marvellous caricature of Scrooge.

First, as the owner of a business, I email this quote to all employees as a joke, but it is a great representation of Scrooge's miserliness:

"You'll want all day tomorrow, I suppose?'' said Scrooge.

"If quite convenient, Sir.''

"It's not convenient,'' said Scrooge, "and it's not fair. If I was to stop half-a-crown for it, you'd think yourself ill-used, I 'll be bound?''

The clerk smiled faintly.

"And yet,'' said Scrooge, "you don't think me ill-used, when I pay a day's wages for no work.''

The clerk observed that it was only once a year.

"A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December!'' said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin. "But I suppose you must have the whole day. Be here all the earlier next morning!''

Second, Scrooge's nephew sharing his joy for the Christmas season:

There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,'' returned the nephew: ``Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that -- as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!'

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us:










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