My mom loves old movies. She loved to watch them with us, always certain that we would feel the magic for the classics. Thanks to her, I have seen dozens of old movies.
When Albert Finney stared in the 1970 movie Scrooge, it was instantly added to my mom's list of all time favorite Christmas movies.
I watched it yesterday with my kids and laughed as I found myself playing the role of my mom. It is a great show and although it can be a little slow at times, it is endearing and well-worth it.
One of my favorite lines of the movie is the morning Scrooge wakes up and realizes that he has been given a second chance to change his ways. He says:
I will start anew
I will make amends
and I will make quite certain
that the story ends on a note of hope
on a strong amen
and I'll thank the world and remember
when I was able to begin again!
Thank you Charles Dickens for a life-changing story and thank you mom for introducing me to old and wonderful things!