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My favorite film version of the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" is the one starring Alistair Sim as Scrooge.  Although the Bill Murray comedy version and the Patrick Stewart version come into the top four, for my money, The Muppet Christmas Carol ranks right up there as well.  The above clip is my favorite, sappy scene from the movie.

Bless us all, every one.

There are a bazillion more holiday movies that I love, the Grinch being one of my all-time faves along with Charlie Brown Christmas.  Of course, this time of year, I also like to pull out The Razor's Edge and watch it and contemplate my mortality and why I haven't gotten off my butt to write the great American novel, so really, what sort of judge of holiday cheer am I?  What have you been watching lately? 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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