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We, the Cratchits

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

Today's audiences have been convinced to identify with the wealthy so they focus on Scrooge's redemption, satisfied they are not as bad as he was, and joyous at his redemption. What they should be recognizing is that the vast majority of them are Bob Crachit.

The Three Best Christmas Movies

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christmas movies are a genre unto themselves: between live-action and animated features, there are literally hundreds of titles out there. Inevitably, some are pretty bad, others amusingly cheesy.

Remarkable Voices of 'The Gift' at Notre Dame U

Ruth Gerson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

For the past 27 years Michael Elkins has directed and starred in "The Gift" at Notre Dame University in Belmont, Calif. It plays for just nine shows, eight of which are free to the public. In lieu of purchasing tickets, audience members bring food and toys to be donated locally.

Ditch the Inner Scrooge

Rob White | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Give your inner Scrooge the boot and give yourself the gift of honoring yourself by upgrading your model of reality, whether it's a better relationship, better health, better anything that you deserve. That's a gift that truly keeps on giving.

If You Hate Christmas, This Is For You

Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy

If you're already feeling sick of Christmas, we've got the supercut that gives voice to your disgust. Here's almost every possible version of Ebenezer...

Scrooge, Vision And You: Cultivating Spirituality In The Workplace

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

It isn't easy keeping an open heart in the face of greed and arrogance in an environment that does not support and respect you, but holding on to a wider vision of life can be transformative and healing.

PHOTOS: We Wish You A Scary Christmas, 'A Christmas Carol' Revamped

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

At some point in its history, Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' stopped being just a book and became a Christmas experience, a force of its own, br...

Does A Christmas Carol Really Need to be Rescued?

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

I bet you never realized A Christmas Carol was in danger, did you? And it's not from people supposedly trying to take "Christ" out of Christmas.

A Modern-Day Christmas Carol

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

The story of A Christmas Carol is about what greed can do to the human soul and prices we all pay as a result. The greed that motivated Dickens' tale still permeates the collective consciousness today.

A Season of Giving? Apparently Not.

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

The economic hardships of a nation are felt most by its people. It baffles me not only that some people cannot grasp that reality, but that they so quickly demonize people who are suffering due to economic circumstances beyond their control.

5 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Counting your blessings is a traditional way to appreciate your life while you're living it. With the holidays upon us, here are some ideas I use to help me do just that.

An Ebenezer Scrooge Christmas?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

With far too little is being done to help the millions of Americans who have had their homes foreclosed this year, it seems like an Ebenezer Scrooge Christmas. But it doesn't have to be this way.

A(nother) Christmas Carol (VIDEO)

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

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They Belong in Every Home: The Ten Best Holiday Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

The values and emotions imparted in these timeless films are sure to stoke the spirit of "Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men" (and women). Happy viewing!

Profiles in Courage! Merry Christmas, Mr. Scrooge! Won't Lay Off Bob Cratchit! Tiny Tim Guaranteed Gruel for Twelve More Months!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Frank Dwyer

Democrats are like echinacea...

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

A Grouch's Guide to Un-Christmas Books

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

An un-Christmas book takes place at Christmastime, but its tone, story and subject matter have nothing to do with the season. It provides perfect cover when the Noël nags accuse you of being a holiday poop.

Ethics in Politics

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

"A Christmas Carol in Zimbabwe"

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michealene Cristini Risley

My husband and I have been reading the classic "A Christmas Carol" to our children.The book represents our countdown to Christmas. I can't help but get sidetracked in my mind to the situation in Zimbabwe.