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Day 23- The Grinch or Scrooge?

As foxy76 pointed out yesterday, the original list which I gathered for this meme had a repeat of day 16's question listed for day 23, so I Googled around for some similar memes, found a different question which I liked instead, and am using that.

The answer's pretty simple for me, though. I had a fair number of Dr Seuss books as a child, but the Grinch never crossed my radar until 2000 when the Jim Carrey film came out. Scrooge, meanwhile, I've known about properly since we read A Christmas Carol at school when I was about 11, and in a general cultural references way for longer than that. So his story has much deeper roots in my psyche.

Besides, I've always absolutely loved all the different ghosts and spirits which appear to him - I remember being absolutely fascinated with the description of Marley's chains, and his face appearing in place of the door-knocker the first time I read the story back at school. Clearly gearing up to be a proto-goth right there.

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Dec. 23rd, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
I played Jacob Marley at school when I was eleven...
Dec. 24th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
Ah, answering a different question would've been a better use of my post! ;-)

It'd be Scrooge for me for similar reasons. Although I cannot really remember Dickens true representation of the characters as my memories have been so tainted by the muppets intepretation :-)
Dec. 24th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
I love A Christmas Carol! Even though I'm not very much into Christmas traditions generally, I do like to either watch a film version or re-read the book at this time of year. The most recent version is on TV later today (featuring Jim Carrey, funnily enough!) and I haven't seen it yet so I plan on watching.
Dec. 26th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
the grinch or scrooge, does it matter? Jim Carry ruined them both.....

(p.s. the dan answer is the grinch, obv, that book made young daniel cry very much)
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