I spent my Friday after Thanksgiving hanging out with our girl Rachel. We just hung around the house, not doing much anything in particular, except for one thing.
Rachel has a tradition of watching as many different versions of A Christmas Carol as she can find. We watched...
- A musical version starring Kelsey Grammar (very good)
- A very, very old black and white version made back in 1938, starring Reginald Owen (amazing)
- Ebbie, about Elizabeth Scrooge, as played by Susan Lucci. (cute)
We had plans to watch Scrooged with Bill Murray (a personal favorite of mine), but those got waylaid by bingeing a few episodes of a really cute show called The Librarians.
It was just nice. I've written before that I struggle a bit with the holidays. I have some very mixed-feelings about Christmas in particular because of my prior history with it. But every holiday season I do my best to find the good in the season and enjoy it. Sharing Rachel's tradition was a great new addition to that.