Wednesday, December 4, 2013

D is for Dickens... and a Donkey

Today in my A to Z trip through December, we are on D! To check out the earlier posts, click here!

One of my Christmas traditions is to read something by Charles Dickens.  I used to reread Great Expectations, but now I've transitioned to A Christmas Carol. I started with Great Expectations because I had to read it for a university assignment one year. The only time I had a sufficient number of hours in one stretch was during Christmas break, and, voila, a tradition was born. A few years ago, I attended the Theatre Calgary production of A Christmas Carol and it was fabulous. I keep meaning to go back, but time in December can be so slippery, can't it?

The same year I attended the theatre production, a friend introduced me to Dominick: The Italian Christmas Donkey, which has become a new Christmas tradition.

I hope you enjoy it! (I find it impossible to sit still while listening to it.)


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Do you have a book you like to re-read during the holidays?


Unknown said...

I try to read Rosamunde Pilcher's Winter Solstice every December. It's a gentle story, full of hope, and I love how she captures the scenery/feel etc of wintertime in the North of Scotland.

Anonymous said...

I remember this song, maybe because I'm Italian. Fun!

As for books, I loved A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens and have been meaning to reread it again. Right now I'm enjoying American Gods by Neil Gaiman and wish I had more time to devote to it. I've never read A Christmas Carol, but that is my favorite Christmas movie. I've seen so many different versions!

marymforbes said...

What a cute song. I'd never heard it before. Grand kids will love it. Thanks. I don't read the same story every year - but I always watch A Christmas Carol on Christmas day and I love 'Yes - Virginia there is a Santa Claus' - (the old one with Charles Bronson.). I always watch it too when I see it's on. And the Miracle on 42nd Street... Oh I love Christmas.

patonlorraine said...

Diana - I've had two other people recommend Rosamunde Pilcher - but not Winter Solstice. I'll have to check it out!

patonlorraine said...

Mae - I've never heard of American Gods. Sounds intriguing. And, I love that you know the Donkey song! :)

patonlorraine said...

Mary - The Donkey song is now a favorite in our house! :) One of my favorite movies at Christmas is It's a Wonderful Life.