"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Thursday, December 17, 2009

You Win Some, You Lose Some

I think this was the lowest participation on a poll I've had, yet. Two people. Technically one, since the other voter was me. And there were 3 polls! Maybe it's that they weren't up for very long. But I even advertised them to my family, most of whom (if not all) don't read this blog. Oh well. At least the Best Christmas Carol film version was unanimous for the absolute best version.

Well, here are the results. Any that do not have a number of votes means there weren't any.

Favorite Classic Christmas Stories

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens - 2 (100%)
The Cricket on the Hearth – Charles Dickens
The Fir Tree – Hans Christian Anderson
The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus – L. Frank Baum
Little Women – L. M. Alcott
The Mansion – Henry Van Dyke
A Visit from St. Nicholas – Clement Moore
Yes, Virginia – NY Sun editor

Favorite Christmas movies

B.C.: A Special Christmas - 1 (50%)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - 1 (50%)
A Charlie Brown Christmas - 2 (100%)
A Christmas Story - 1 (50%)
The Christmas Toy - 1 (50%)
Claymation Christmas - 1 (50%)
The Fourth Wiseman - 1 (50%)
Frosty the Snowman
Holiday Inn - 1 (50%)
Home Alone
It’s a Wonderful Life - 2 (100%)
Jack Frost
Jingle All the Way
Joy to the World
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
The Little Drummer Boy
Little Women (1933)
Little Women (1978)
Little Women (1994)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - 2 (100%)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) - 1 (50%)
Mr. Krueger’s Christmas - 1 (50%)
A Muppet Family Christmas - 1 (50%)
Muppets’ Christmas Carol - 2 (100%)
The Nativity Story (2003) - 2 (100%)
Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey
The Polar Express
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Sesame Street Christmas
The Testaments - 1 (50%)
White Christmas - 2 (100%)
Year without a Santa Claus
Yogi’s First Christmas

Your Favorite Christmas Carol

An American Christmas Carol (1979) – Henry Winkler
A Christmas Carol (1935) – Seymour Hicks
A Christmas Carol (1938) – Reginald Owen
A Christmas Carol (1951) – Alastair Sim
A Christmas Carol (1984) – George C. Scott
A Christmas Carol (1999) – Patrick Stewart
Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004) – Kelsey Grammar
A Flintstones’ Christmas Carol (1994) – Fred Flintstone
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) – Scrooge McDuck
Muppets’ Christmas Carol (1994) – Michael Caine - 2 (100%)
Scrooge (1970) – Albert Finney
Scrooged (1988) – Bill Murray

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