Wednesday, 10 December 2008

That Song

Mike has asked me to thank you for the happy Birthday wishes he received yesterday. He had a nice day although it was very quiet. He also told me to tell you that they warmed his heart.

On my posting before last, I added a video of our Christmas decorations and I used a certain song on it - December 25th.

I was surprised when a couple of people told me that they had never heard this song before. It is from the film version of "Scrooge" starring Albert Finney. One of my all time Christmas favourites. I always watch two versions at Christmas, the 1940's one starring Alastair Simm who has to be the best Ebenezer Scrooge of all time and this musical adaptation.

The film was not well received when it was first released. I think many critics thought Albert Finney was too young for the part and the "ghosts" had been changed somewhat. However, it is now becoming something of a Christmas classic. Christmas, for us, would not be Christmas without seeing this movie. That song "Thank You Very Much" also comes from this film version.

I have found a clip on YouTube - the clip showing the sequence "December 25th" where Mr. Fezziwig gives a party and dance for his staff. I hope you will enjoy viewing it, even thought the quality could be better.

The version of the song I used was taken from the London stage production. It is such a jolly and happy song.


Good news. Morton is home from hospital and done a posting on his journal. He had a very close shave indeed. Please call by and give him your support.

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  1. That is a cheerful little tune - made me want to join along in the dancing!!!

    Happy Belated Birthday to Mike!

    Thank you for the lovely Christmas first ever card from outside the States!!! :)

  2. Happy Belated BD wishes to Mike, didn't realize his BD was already here.

  3. Happy belated birthday to Mike!

    I've heard the song in the movie before. But, it's not a song that is commonly played when the local radio stations start Christmas music.


  4. You are right, happy and jolly ,I have been over with a few words for Mort ,sounds as though we are lucky to still have him Jan xx

  5. Thanks for the info on the song. I'd probably heard it just didn't remember so the memory jog was a good thing. Glad Morton is home. 'On Ya'-ma

  6. Hi Jeannette ..Happy Belated Birthday wishes for Mike and I know I am late in wishing you a happy anniversary hope you have many many more .enjoyed seeing your christmas video of your house decorations ,glad to hear your friend Mort is getting better Jeanxx

  7. I love the movie Scrooge. All the different versions too!

    Hope you're having a great day.

  8. Belated happy birthday to Mike...Thank you for the christmas card btw :o)

    Caff xxx

  9. Hi Jeannette, Thanks for the info about the song. And thank you for the clip. I don't know that particular movie, although I usually like Scrooge movies! I'll ask my husband. He likes old movies, his favourite series is Dad's Army. :) Have a nice evening. Ciao. Antonella

  10. Happy birthday to Mike and many more :).....

  11. I didn`t realise it was Mike`s birthday Jeannette, please wish him a belated Happy Birthday from us both. A Christmas Carol is one my favourite Christmas films. It`s the happy ending that does it for me. I`ll go over to Morton`s journal and say Hello. :o)

    Love Sandra xxxx


  13. Opps Happy Belated Birthday Mike! I am so glad that it was a happy one!
    I love Scrooge and a Christmas Carol! Thank you! great choice Jeanette!
    And may I say that your journal looks very festive!
    Please visit Laini at"Its A Reel Thing".
    She is very worried about the illness that she has. She does nto0 yet know to what extent she may get well or when. thaks Jeanette..she should get mentioned in yoru support blog!

  14. I haven't heard that before but it was delightful. I saw Mort's posting. Thanks for keeping us informed. He is a gem.
    Hugs, Joyce

  15. bless you jeannette.i really do appreciate all you have done.i shall post again soon,lot more to say about my jolly little jaunt in hossy,but for now i am just glad,and thankful to be home.take care love mort xx

  16. Hi Jeannette, love that movie too love to watch it at Christmas I also have the Patrick Stewart one no up to Alister's one but it is good. Great music love that as you say so cheerful. Am a bit behind PC probs. Love Joan

  17. Happy belated birthday to Mike. I just love all your festive Blog decorations, especially the snowman name tag throwing a snowball~very cute indeed. Linda in WA


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