Happy Christmas

“There are people who will tell you that Christmas is not to them what it used to be; that each succeeding Christmas has found some cherished hope, or happy prospect, of the year before, dimmed or passed away; that the present only serves to remind them of reduced circumstances and straitened incomes……

Never heed such dismal reminiscences………..draw your chair nearer the blazing fire – fill the glass and send round the song – and if your room be smaller than it was a dozen years ago, or if your glass be filled with reeking punch, instead of sparkling wine, put a good face on the matter, and empty it off-hand, and fill another, and troll off the old ditty you used to sing, and thank God it’s no worse.”

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz (1836).

Happy Christmas to all readers and supporters of crimepieces.


9 thoughts on “Happy Christmas

  1. Margot Kinberg

    Sarah – I’d never read that bit by Dickens before – thanks for sharing it! My very best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2012!


  2. Μαρίνα

    Σωστά! Η σοφία που μας στηρίζει και μας ωθεί στο καλύτερο…!
    Σου εύχομαι να περάσεις πολύ καλές γιορτές και το 2012 να σου φέρει ό,τι επιθυμείς!


  3. lovely quote, Sarah, I do love a good meaty Dickens novel. Happy Christmas to you, too, I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Love that Greek font, I wish I’d asked for that for Christmas, now 😉


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