Yes once again it is time for another Frenetic Friday but first the staff and management of the Keach Fan Blog hope and pray that you had a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Now on with the show!
Luke 2:1-18 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.
This is my favorite adaption of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. Alastair Sims does a perfect portrayal of the miser Scrooge. The set pieces are perfect evoking England in the 1840’s where poverty was the major killer of children. The filming in black and white helps accent the poverty of the characters.
Portrayed also is the humble faith of the poor trusting Christ and the hope found in the scriptures. This one of the few adaptions where you see the characters actually reading from the bible.
If your traditions extend to watching holiday themed movies at this time please consider Scrooge.
I give this film five out of five Christmas Carols.
The Carol of the Bells
Yes tis the season so as I battle this check back later for updates. Until then AHHH-CHOOO!