‘Tis the Night Before

Tonight, as I gear up for the inescapable insanity of a Six-Boy/Seven-Ring Christmas, I’m listening to what may well be the most famous secular bit of Christmas art of all time (Dickens’ “Christmas Carol”), performed by the man responsible for the most terrifying radio event ever (Orson Welles). Spectacular stuff, to be sure — due in no small measure to Welles’ wonderful narration, and Lionel Barrymore’s equally-wonderful Scrooge. (And a warm Christmas thanks to OpenCulture for the link).

About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.