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20 December 2008 @ 05:12 pm
I'm slowly but steadily getting the cookies baked.  That's by far the worst part.  Decorating isn't nearly so bad.

Watching The Bells of St. Mary's and now A Christmas Carol (the 1930's version, which is very good indeed) is helping a lot.

I may have figured out the kinks of my oven this year.  So far, no burnt cookies.  I may yet have to burn the cookies for geogre on purpose...

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Edit: Ohp! I spoke too soon! Just burnt a few.

So, yay.
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Johna_dodecahedron on December 20th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Watching The Bells of St. Mary's

Yay! My grandma used to play that song on the piano all the time.

(btw, that must be the sweetest nun-punching scene of all time.)
Wiseacreewin on December 20th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. :)
Adamslipjig on December 21st, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Haven't seen the '30's version; 'tis good?

For my money, Alastair Sim in 1951 = Best. Scrooge. Ever. The thing I love about him is not that he does cranky and bitter well (though indeed he does), but that he does end-of-the-story joy even better. My favorite moment comes after he's told Cratchit that he's doubling his salary and sent him to fetch his coat to go get some Christmas punch—that beautiful moment we he turns contemplative and sullen, saying, "I don't deserve to be this happy," then starts to smile a bit, then a bit more, then waves his hands helplessly and says, "I can't help it," before dissolving into giggles again. Perfect.
Wiseacreewin on December 21st, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm still... really... just an absolute sucker for the book. :) I have a Hildebrandt illustrated version! <3
kenjarikenjari on December 21st, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
I love Alastair Sim, too! I love how he's so giddy with joy that his maid thinks he's gone insane. I'm also partial to the George C. Scott version, but Sim is my favorite.
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