A Special Edition: Fezziwig’s Fun

Wouldn’t it be lovely to work for someone like Mr. Fezziwig? Or be someone like Fezziwig? You remember him from Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. The Ghost of Christmas Past brought Ebenezer Scrooge to revisit his happier, youthful days when he worked for “Ol’ Fezziwig”.

In the novel, Dickens created Fezziwig as a contrast to Scrooge. Fezziwig represented the past, a set of community values swept away in the economic upheaval of the early nineteenth century—the outset of the industrial revolution.

Dickens created a character so endearing, Fezziwig has endured. Balls and festivals are still held in his honor.

Why not?

Dickens chose for Fezziwig an attitude filled with kindness and generosity. His affection for his employees, fellow tradesmen, and neighbors, illustrated in a simple celebration—a dance, held at Christmas. He made their day.

Simple happiness. Simple joys. Simple fun.

The next time you feel like the squeaky wheel is falling off your turnip truck, dumping you into the grease and settling dust—draw in that deep breath, breath out. Treat yourself to a moment. And have fun.

Fezziwig’s fun.

“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.” ~A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.

Since this is a special edition, what would it be without a little music. Since we are honoring an English author, how about a little “Brittain’s Got Talent”. I’m sure you’ve seen them before, but some things are worth repeating. Wouldn’t you agree? 🙂

Susan Boyle, I Dreamed a Dream

Charlotte and Jonathan, The Prayer

P.S. The reason your reading this instead of one of Bunny and the gang’s adventures, I’m working on literary contest offering #4.

Ciao,

Fannie

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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7 Responses to A Special Edition: Fezziwig’s Fun

  1. Liz says:

    Keep on writin’. Tracy! Good luck to you. Fezziwig is my new hero. What a fun name. Had never thought too much about him before. Thanks for bringing him to mind.

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  2. aplscruf says:

    Love Mr. DIckens, T! He painted quite a picture of Victorian England, warts ‘n’ all. Love all the funny names, too! I regret not paying respects to him when we visited England several years ago.

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  3. Dave says:

    Arto and I love talking about Turnip Trucks (and falling off of them!).

    I have to admit that I was actually raised on A Muppets Christmas Carol rather than the original, but the character “Mr. Fozzywig” makes a lot more sense now that I know about Mr. Fezziwig.

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    • I love the fact that you and Arto talk about Turnip Trucks.

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Muppets Christmas Carol, I’ll have to check it out and see how Mr. Fozzwig compares. 🙂

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