Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Christmas Carol

My friend Ed organizes a "Holiday Lights" tour every year during Christmas time. It was held last week on a very cold and blustery night. We normally check out model trains, light shows, trees and various other Christmas decorations at several different venues. One of our stops is to see A Christmas Carol, which is located on the 3rd Floor of Macy's Department Store. It is filled with animated characters acting out the tale and it is always a lot of fun. This year, as we were making our way through the maze, we were surprised to see something odd about the display. You will have to scroll down to see, but I will tell you this...we could not stop laughing when we saw this!

 Charles Dickens gives us an introduction

 Scrooge says no to charity

Scrooge and Crachett talking to nephew Fred

 The George and Vulture Tavern.  Was told that this was a replica of an actual tavern that existed in London

 Little boy selling flowers

 Not his finest moment

Scrooge imagines he sees Marley's ghost!

Scrooge encounters Jacob Marley and the lost souls

The lost souls

 Scrooge encounters the Ghost of Christmas Past

Fun at the Fezziwig Christmas Party!

Scrooge as a young man

Dancing at Fezziwigs' party!

Belle breaks off her engagement to Scrooge

 This is where Scrooge encounters the Ghost of Christmas Present (this is what we are supposed to see...but not what we ended up seeing last week.)  This photo was from last year.

This is what we saw....what the hell??!!  What is going on underneath that robe!  Needless to say, we all had sick minds and found this to be hilarious!  I couldn't stop laughing as Scrooge's head kept bobbing back and forth!

Christmas at the Cratchets!

Holiday fun at Nephew Fred's house

This is where Scrooge encounters the Ghost of Christmas Future.  I apologize for the lousy quality of my camera phone!

Poor Tiny Tim is dead

A brightly illuminated Scrooge has become a changed man and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh dear. Don't ask, don't tell?

Lemmy Caution said...

It does look like a pretty neat display overall. Lots of work went into it!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Its been around here for years...it used to be owned by Strawbridge's which was one of those old family owned stores in the city.

While researching a little about Charles Dickens and his works, I found out that he had a pet raven named Grip which he had stuffed when it died in 1841. Grip is now located at the Free Library of Philadelphia...so now I'm going to have to check that out.