“Christmas Afternoon” by Robert Benchley (1921)
American humorist Robert Benchley takes a cynical view of Christmas afternoon (circa 1921)—when everyone is overstuffed with dinner, and the sparkle of the great day is considerably dimmed. Dickens fans will note his sly paraphrasing of passages from "A Christmas Carol."
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* * * * * * * *<div align="center"><b>From Of All Things by Robert Benchley (1921)
“Home for the Holidays”
Done in the Manner, if Not the Spirit, of Dickens
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