I have many memories of Christmas. One is from grade school. I went to a one room country school - grades 1-8. At Christmas, we always had a big program. Our teacher "produced" three plays, complete with costume changes. All the students had a part in the Christmas program. Some were in the plays and others recited poems. We also sang Christmas carols, and all the parents, grandparents, and everyone else joined in. Not only did the students have to memorize all their parts, but school work still went on a daily basis. The teacher did it all.
Christmas magnifies nearly everything. There is more to eat, the shops are lit up by extra lights, and suddenly you have more family members around than you even remember having. However, it seems to me that Christmas also magnifies the effect of Murphy’s Law. There are a million extra little things that can – and do – go wrong. Don’t worry, though. I have the answer for your two biggest Yuletide headaches.
Let's find out. Here are the answers to Scrooge's Bah! Humbug! Quiz:
Q) What year did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol?
A) Dickens penned his classic holiday tale in 1843 and is credited with saving Christmas in the Victorian era. Seems the English had become rather "Scroogy" and didn't take off much time to celebrate any holiday, let alone Christmas. We didn't know Wal-Mart was around back then.
Looking for something to do around the city to get ready for the Christmas season? There’s plenty going on! Here are only a few things offered around town to get you in the mood to celebrate.
For Dickens lovers, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre offers their production of "A Christmas Carol." Take the whole family for a fun theater experience. The show runs through December 26 with both evening and matinee shows.