‘My Love’s an Arbutus’

It’s my custom, around Christmas-time, to post this, My Love’s an Arbutus, performed by the Fairhaven Singers. I’ve never seen an arbutus, and there’s but a tenuous connection between this song and Christmas. It’s used as Alice’s theme–the girl young Scrooge should have loved and married–in A Christmas Carol, the 1951 classic starring Alistair Sim. We watch it every year, and it never, never fails to move us. If its message of redemption and renewal is not the Christmas message, well, then, I don’t know what is.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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