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December 23rd, 2016

The Film to Watch before Midnight Mass

I found this film, Scrooge,  on Ann Barnhardt’s blog. She believes  it is quite the best-ever film presentation of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. I saw it when I was 14, shortly after it first appeared. A very fine performance by Alistair Sim in the title role.

Ann says Ebenezer Scrooge, before his shock conversion, is a perfect example of what she calls “a Diabolical Narcissist”. I have known plenty of those in my time. Some, I regret to say, were traditional Catholics.

You would find it well worth while to add Ann Barnhardt to your list of favourites. You may not always agree with her—I sometimes find her over the top—but she is always stimulating and challenging.  Sometimes her blog posts—at least in my opinion—show great spiritual depth.

Ann suggests that Scrooge is the perfect film to watch before going out to Midnight Mass. Quite right.

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