Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Michelle's Favorite Fictional Character --- Ebenezer Scrooge


I'm pleased to telll you that the one of my favorite people of all time is here to let you know one of her favorite Christmas characters of all time.  Michelle of The True Book Addict and my favorite Christmas blog, The Christmas Spirit, is one of my best blogger friends, one I could never do without.  She is a generous, giving individual and I feel blessed by knowing her.  If you are not familiar with either blog, I would entreat you to go say hi and stay around for a while.  Right now she is celebrating Christmas in July and this post will link you to all that she is doing to celebrate the fact that Christmas is almost here.


I was so pleased that Ryan asked me to guest post for his Favorite Fictional Character feature today.  In honor of Christmas in July and the month long event I have going on at my Christmas blog, The Christmas Spirit, I give you....Scrooge

Ahhh Scrooge...how I love thee.  You may ask how I can love such a miserable curmudgeon.  Well, I love him in the beginning when he is completely obnoxious and mean because it makes his complete transformation at the end all the more wonderful...the total contrast of it.  The character of Scrooge shows us that there is hope.  That even the most horrible of persons can change.  When any of us starts feeling bad about ourselves...that we have done something wrong or we may not have been as kind as we could have... we should remember Scrooge and take comfort in the fact that if it's possible for Scrooge, one of the most despicable characters ever written, to become a good person than it is, in fact, possible for us.

A few of my favorite Scrooges from film and television:


Scrooge (1970) -- Albert Finney


A Christmas Carol (1951) -- Alastair Sim 


A Christmas Carol (1999) -- Patrick Stewart

Of course, these are not the only Scrooges over the years, but they are my favorites!

Thanks again to Ryan for having me today.  If you're up for some Christmas in July fun, stop over at The Christmas Spirit and join in the festivities.  Hope to see you there!

16 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Great choice :) I doubt he is getting much loving elsewhere

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Awww, thanks Ryan! I feel exactly the same about you. =O) My first, and best, blog friend. Thanks for having me today and exposing the world to my Christmas fanaticism.

bermudaonion said...

Scrooge is definitely a character I love to hate!

Yvette said...

Ryan and Michelle: Scrooge is a great choice. I never get tired of his story.

christina said...

I have to admit, I was a sucker for Bill Murray's performance in Scrooged. ;-)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh this really is a great character. The growth and change he goes through. Really a wonderful story, and a Christmas one at that. :) Great pick!

StephanieD said...

Oh Scrooge is a wonderful FFC! His story is such a hopeful one - that no matter how lost or miserable or black-hearted a person is, that there's always a chance for change and redemption. My favorite's the Albert Finney version but then I'm a sucker for musicals.

Misha said...

Great choice! I like Scrooge too, and I am glad to see I am not the only one. His story has such a good message for everyone - that it's possible to change.

Ryan G said...

Scroog is awesome. For some reason, I liked him, but never connected with him in any movie. Once I read the book for the first time, I loved him. Great choice.

Cecelia said...

My favorite Scrooge is Michael Caine in A Muppet Christmas Carol, but he's good in all of these iterations. Great choice!

Man of la Book said...

Let's not forget the timeless and classic Scrooge McDuck :)

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Bonnie Wilkerson said...

Great choice, Michelle! You & Ryan are two of my favorite people!

bookmagic said...

I could have predicted Michelle's FFC would be from something Christmas related!!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting!

StephD--Albert Finney is my most favorite too! "I like life!"

Mom--you know you're one of my favorite people too! Love you!

Deb--yeah, should have known right?! It just fit in good with Christmas in July. =O)

Staci said...

I have a soft spot for the old geezer too!! Fun post!

Tim M said...

Ryan, Loved seeing this. Just the other night I saw my nephew in a HS production of A Christmas Carol-He was Bob Crachitt. They cast a girl as Scrooge (Ebeneza) and She was wonderful.