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Modesty prevents me from recounting the stellar reviews I received (from my parents) for my portrayal of Ebeneezer Scrooge in the 1963 Kessler School production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol!" The director was one of my all time favorite teachers, Tom Jabusch.

So I have a great deal of affection for that classic holiday fable. But the recent TDN article that described the current presentation of that play at StageWorks missed the mark by stating that Dickens' novel is "the most famous Christmas story in literature."

To those still wondering which Christmas narrative is truly the most famous, I refer them to the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2. And to all my fellow holiday readers of TDN, I offer the closing line of "A Christmas Carol" as spoken by Tiny Tim ... "God Bless Us, ... Everyone!"

Bob Theriault


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