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 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! That’s all!”
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.
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.
Berrenbaum’s play that was recently written holds a universal truth, which is that the holidays are about spending time with your family, while the play takes place around Christmas time the message can definitely apply to any holiday. In addition to this powerful message, it should also be noted how relatable and well conveyed it was. Throughout the play I found myself thinking about myself and my actions around holidays and I did a mental check to think of the things that I should stop doing. The play incudes what many or most of us think
My family and I celebrate Christmas and gift giving every year without having to be forced in any way. From Christmas shopping, decorating the Christmas tree, making Christmas cookies, singing carols, and gift giving, my family and I have always followed the "rules. " We are motivated and influenced by society to acknowledge the Christmas holiday and act of gift giving because it is what our culture has been governed to do. Once the "language" of gift giving has been learned and enforced, it then becomes a necessity in society that people automatically follow without
The Polar Express Book written by Chris Van Allsburg ,Review written by Khushi Gagrani It’s that time of year again, presents, toys, hot chocolate and Santa Claus! To elucidate on that, belief and faith are also a huge part of this holiday. The Polar Express illuminates this concept using a hopeful young boy, a giddy conductor, a mystifying silver bell and guess who? Santa Claus!
However, if you love Christmas time, so much, why only celebrate it in the month of December when you could celebrate all year long? Stay tuned for more information on this argument! First off, when we start signalizing Christmas by putting up garnishes before Thanksgiving, we forget what the concept of what Thanksgiving really is about. Thanksgiving is a time to give gratitude for our family and celebrate all the blessings we have.
The first group to perform was the AHS Concert Chorus. This portion of the concert went really well. It included some greatly performed pieces. The songs performed by this group were “Snow/Winter Wonderland”, “Slow Rockin Christmas”, “Grown Up Christmas List”, and “Grandma 's Killer Fruitcake”. My favorite of the pieces was “Snow/Winter Wonderland” because it is the only song from this group that I actually know, which makes it easier to enjoy.