A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens—Stave the Fourth, Stave the Fifth
Music used in this Audiobook with Benefits compiled from
- “Carol of the Bells” from Community Audio Internet Archive
- Holiday Brass Ensemble, Nemesis, 12 Days of Christmas, and The First Noel all from the YouTube Music Library
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- November 12th—The Cratchette pattern
- November 15th—Staves 1–2
- November 17th—Stave 3
- November 19th—Staves 4-5
- November 23rd—Hot Buttered Goodness
From the text:
…and Bob served it out with beaming looks, while the chestnuts on the fire sputtered and crackled noisily. Then Bob proposed: “A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!” Which all the family re-echoed.
“God bless us every one!” said Tiny Tim, the last of all.
In the 2010 holiday season a group of us hosted a Dickens of a Christmas blog hop:
- April of 21st Century Housewife
- Ken of Ken Albala’s Food Rant and many, many books about food which you should check out
- Sarah of Toranto Tasting Notes blog, print journalist, food blogger and author of an upcoming book about the home canning revolution
- Margo of Hat Shadows, a professional milliner for film, theater, opera and ballet. She teaches hatmaking courses so check out her blog!
- Diana of A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa
- Annette of Sustainable Eats
- and Me!
There are recipes for the traditional foods Dickens wrote of in A Christmas Carol, or recipes that would have been found in Victorian England around the holidays. There were giveaways (sorry, finished), themed knitting patterns and quite possibly hats! There may have been smoking bishop and suet cooked in organs. And there was certainly much making of merry.
We hope you enjoy this as much as we know we did! And we hope that you have a DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS!