Fantastic Friday: holiday literary fun

While it’s Friday the 13th, it’s also the height of the holiday season, a time for cheer. I’ve gathered some fun links to help you take a few minutes to relax during this hectic and dark month.

The first is a personality quiz: find out what ghost from A Christmas Carol you are (it even comes with a link to download the poster for your corresponding ghost).

Second, take six minutes to listen to “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (aka “The Night Before Christmas”). There are several versions available, but here’s one I enjoy, narrated by Stephen Fry. This poem has special meaning for me, as my dad used to read it to me over and over as a preschooler to the point that I had most of it memorized. The imagery in the poem, coupled with seeing the moon reflecting on snow in my back yard, was my literary epiphany, the moment I realized the power of words.

Third, if that’s too holly jolly for you, listen to Christopher Lee narrate Tim Burton’s poem “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the basis for the now-famous film.

Finally: Do you know your MBTI personality? Psychometrics has created several Christmas resources to understand each MBTI better as they relate to the holidays. This image in particular is interesting for suggesting an appropriate Christmas film character based on your personality type. I have already watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas several times 🙂
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(If you don’t know which MBTI personality you are, there are several unofficial but fairly accurate quizzes you can take, such as this one.)

For more holiday fun, check out my classic post about the Corgi-lympics, or this corgi-comic Terror and Delight: a Tale of Two Christmases. Finally, there was a glitch last Friday, and I don’t think an email was sent to subscribers about a Fantastic Friday post I wrote in honor of my late father-in-law.

Have a fun site to add? Leave it in the comments. Hopefully you can find a few minutes to breathe in between shopping or cleaning or getting over the latest virus that’s going around.

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