Holiday Joy Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune
Regardless of your faith tradition, it's clear that there are some great stories and movies that come around this time of year. And one of the most interesting, in my opinion, is old the version of A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge. I confess that I understand Scrooge's character.
Ebenezer Scrooge -- a denizen of early Victorian London -- is a solitary and miserly businessman who spends his days keeping track in giant ledgers of all the money he doesn't spend, and his nights alone in a huge, drafty house he's too cheap to heat. He isn't in debt, lives well within his means, and makes shrewd investments. He is such a consistent and
understandable character; sometimes it seems like a tragedy that he changes in the end.