Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Village Tour

Would you like to go to the village today? I hear there is going to be a reading. We could get some spices for baking and walk through the park. We could tour the houses and listen to the story. There is going to be a reading today. Mr. Dickens, himself, is going to be there. It will be such fun. Come, let's go to the village.

I hear music. It's a dance and here they come a wassailing too!

Oh listen, more music!

Lucky folks, the roof is being thatched, and, here comes the delivery wagon with presents.
Look! That family is going for a sleigh ride!

Dinner is being served inside that beautiful house and there are cardinals on the bird bath! Brrrr.

Let's get some apples and make a pie.

They are advertising the reading. It is today! Let's find out where.

I see Mr. Dickens! Let's listen to the story!
I hear it is very good.

We should say good-bye to Tiny Time before we leave.

Facts about A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

On December 19, 1843 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was first published. The story was instantly a success and within one week over six thousand copies had been sold! Dickens had been suffering financially and had written the book in six weeks to pay off a debt.

A Christmas Carol is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge was never able to recover from the loss of his sister and from that day forward held anything other than money in contempt, including friendship, love, and the Christmas season. Scrooge's experiences one Christmas Eve prompted him to change his ways in hope of influencing "shadows of what may be."

Thomas Hood, a poet of the time, responded to the publication by saying, "If Christmas, with its ancient and hospitable customs, its social and charitable observances, were ever in danger of decay, this is the book that would give them a new lease." For over a century A Christmas Carol has been a story that opens the heart and soul of those who experience the masterpiece.

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach." (Ebenezer Scrooge)

"God bless us everyone!" said Tiny Tim the last of all.




14 comments:

  1. What an absolutely delightful posting! Thank you.

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  2. Precious! Everything..thank you..Happy Holidays!

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  3. I love Christmas Carol in all it's written, stage and many movie forms. Your village is adorable!

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  4. Kate,
    Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart today. I will enjoy visiting you here and love the Dickens village.

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  5. Love your village and enjoyed your post!

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. Oh, I wish I'd put out my Dickens Village! Your scenes look so real, I feel as if I could step back in time. How fun!

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  7. What a lovely, festive post, Kate. I enjoyed our stroll through your village. And your photos are wonderful! We must talk.

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  8. Such a sweet, lovely, feel-good post, Kate! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and browsing all your wonderful photos!

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  9. Fa lalalala lalalala! What a beautiful Christmas post! Merry Christmas! (Me, smiling.)

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  10. WOW...that's quite a village and so detailed too! I might leave it up year 'round!

    Cute post, wish I was on the tour!

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  11. A lovely post! I adore decorative houses and villages, though I have only a small one of my own that we put up at Christmas. Thanks for taking us on a tour.

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  12. It's so wonderfull and magic
    A merry Christmas to you and your family

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  13. I love your village. Thank you for the tour and a Merry Christmas to you.

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