Name your favorite Christmas character

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27 Nov 2021, 10:26 am

If I had the talent I'd paint a picture of Krampus thrashing Charlie Brown, Ralphie, Kerbie, and the little drummer boy.



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27 Nov 2021, 10:31 am

IsabellaLinton wrote:
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Obviously the three ghosts.


Btw what was Tiny Tim's medical problem? I doubt it was malnutrition because the rest of Bob Cratchets family wasn't that way. My hypothesis is he was a polio survivor. If so late nineteenth century medicine couldn't have cured him regardless of Bob's salary.


I don't believe it's ever specified. I'm not sure it matters whether or not an illness can be cured since if it can't there's still likely to be support needs and those will have costs.


In the book, descriptions make it seem like Tuberculosis (which can spread to the bones) and / or Rickets.


Rickets or some other vitamin D deficiency condition does make sense.



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27 Nov 2021, 11:09 am

Jesus, of course.

Battling it out for second place are Ebeneezer Scrooge and The Grinch.



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27 Nov 2021, 11:11 am

Scrooge.


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27 Nov 2021, 11:21 am

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Scrooge.


Scrooge is cast as a bad guy for not sharing what he earned. That doesn't make you bad. He was a cranky old man? So what. That doesn't make him Hitler.



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27 Nov 2021, 12:27 pm

Axeman wrote:
If I had the talent I'd paint a picture of Krampus thrashing Charlie Brown, Ralphie, Kerbie, and the little drummer boy.


Who are "Ralphie", and "Kerbie"?



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27 Nov 2021, 12:35 pm

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If I had the talent I'd paint a picture of Krampus thrashing Charlie Brown, Ralphie, Kerbie, and the little drummer boy.


Who are "Ralphie", and "Kerbie"?


Ralphie is the main character in A Christmas Story. The one who wants the bb gun. Kerbie is the dentist elf in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.



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27 Nov 2021, 12:45 pm

Ah...

I know the character, but forgot the name of the kid who wanted the BB gun.

The Rudolf song doesnt mention a dentist, but I suppose I saw that character in that Burl Ives made for TV movie, decades ago, with the animiated figures, and forgot about him. :lol:



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27 Nov 2021, 1:01 pm

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George and Mary Bailey - It's a Wonderful Life :heart:

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Ah. In this film Potter is definitely a criminal, unlike Scrooge.



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27 Nov 2021, 1:45 pm

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Ralphie is the main character in A Christmas Story. The one who wants the bb gun. Kerbie is the dentist elf in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
The elf’s name is “Hermey”.

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27 Nov 2021, 2:45 pm

John McClane



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27 Nov 2021, 7:12 pm

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27 Nov 2021, 8:19 pm

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Actually I'd like to see the Grinch fight Krampus.



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28 Nov 2021, 9:11 am

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Nowhere in the Bible is Satan described as looking like Krampus or Pan. That came from the Catholic Church equating Pagan gods with the Christian Devil.