Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a joyful, holiday, thrilling production created in order to help people not only get in the Christmas spirit, but to realize what makes Christmas special is who you spend it with. The musical opens up with an army scene on Christmas Eve. All of the soldiers are attempting to get in the holiday spirit, but especially Bob Wallace and Phil Davis. These guys are the life of the party. They performed for all of the other soldiers by singing different holiday songs as they wore their Santa hats, and bells around their neck.
In addition, Fezziwig also danced freely and had a party with his employees. In contrast, Scrooge made Cratchit work on Christmas and he had to be at work extra early. Scrooge learns from Fezziwig and decides to be a little nicer to the Cratchits. Scrooge says somethings that his normal self wouldn’t say. He says “I should like to be able to say a word or two to my clerk just now!
When thinking about the production The Long Christmas Ride Home, I can say that I have very mixed feelings. On one hand, I don’t really like watching theatre productions that aren’t musicals. When a production is not a musical, I find myself drifting off into boredom at times. However, The Long Christmas Ride Home definitely kept me hooked and was unlike any production that I have ever seen. While watching the Long Christmas Ride Home, that biggest idea that I could take away from it was that I really liked the plot of the production.
Occasion: I was prompted to write about this topic while staring at my mini Christmas tree and surrounding Christmas decorations. Audience: My intended audience is my peers, for I think my piece is something they can relate to and connect with. Their favorite holiday, if they have one, may or may not be Christmas, therefore I did not assume that they too absolutely love Christmas.
At the beginning, one of the few phrases Scrooge would say was, “Good afternoon!”, which he used to dismiss a conversation he deemed “unworthwhile”. Later in the book, when the Ghost of Christmas Present visits Scrooge, he sees the Christmas party occurring at Fred’s house, where he previously refused to go. Seeing the party, Scrooge actually got excited and thought it fun. This opens his heart to be more social and later in the book, he is depicted starting conversations and shouting in the street. “A merry Christmas to everybody!
All national holidays in our calendars celebrate some sort of special occasion, that's why their holidays after all. Whether it be Valentines Day for love, Easter a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, or if non Christian spring spirit, Christmas the birth of Jesus for Christians, or a time of giving and joy, and etc. There are even holidays for great people like Martin Luther, Cesar Chavez, and Abraham Lincoln, that commemorate their great achievements. But, one seems to stick out like a sore thumb; Columbus Day. Have you heard anyone say, "Happy Columbus Day", or throw a party for this holiday.
In “The Hallowe’en Party” by Miriam Waddington and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, symbols are used to enhance the importance of traditions. It is inevitable to say that “The Hallowe’en Party” is a major symbol itself. The party represents togetherness; a time for friends to get together, leaving cultural clichés aside. Mr. Luria is opposed to his children from going to the party, but even he has to give in because after all, “… [they will] only remember the fun they had at MacNeils” (Waddington, para 34). The excitement described by David goes on to reveal that they indeed had a pleasant time; hence, also evolving Mr. Luria’s views.
Now that Scrooge has seen the future and the consequences of his life. Scrooge realizes that only kindness and goodness will pay off at the end of the road. Scrooge doesn’t completely change until this moment where he is shown how important it is to keep the Christmas Spirit in your heart. The Ghost of Christmas Future shows
Celebrating Christmas in Spain: Three Kings As they say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is one of those holidays you just can’t miss wherever you are in the world. Despite the universality of it, there are little differences on how people celebrate Christmas around the world. Here in Spain the star of the show is not Christmas Eve but rather the Three Kings (they do celebrate Christmas Eve with the Nochebuena but more on that later). Spanish Christmas celebrations might surprise you.
The Limitless Capacity for Growth and Change “‘I wear the chain I forged in life,’ replied the Ghost. ‘I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it’” (A Christmas Carol, Dickens 10). The capacity for human growth and change is beyond limitless; it is an aspect of life that some struggle to achieve, an aspect others struggle to adapt to, and in this ghost’s case, even an aspect of death that continues to imprison him. In A Christmas Carol, a timeless novella demonstrating an opportunity for redemption through change, Charles Dickens employs parallelism, irony, and doppelganger to explore its capacity in contribution to this meaning of the novella as a whole. In particular,