Christmas and the Dog

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December 20, 2005

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr Seuss

Whenever I think of Christmas, I remember Whoville and the dog.  The Grinch’s heart grew that day, but I was always amazed by the willing and accommodating spirit of the Grinch’s dog.  The dog always believed in the Grinch.  In my humble opinion,  the dog had the biggest heart of all!

2 thoughts on “Christmas and the Dog

  1. Yes, what a classic!! This morning’s paper had a front page article entitled: “Why can’t anyone produce a Christmas classic now?” The two pictures on the front were “The Christmas Carol” with our favourite actor and one of the 2009 animated. An obvious and startling contrast! I am reminded of the classic “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree” I guess there are various renditions of this, but the one quoted in the paper this morning was the one where after Charlie’s friends had made fun of his poor tree, Beethoven(I think it was him) quoted the story of Christmas from the Bible and then said: “That is what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

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  2. It may not be a Christmas Classic, but “The King’s Speech” which opened on December 25, 2010, was a wonderful way to spend Christmas afternoon. You know a movie has touched people’s hearts when everyone claps at the end.

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