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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“Home for the Holidays”
Done in the Manner, if Not the Spirit, of Dickens
<div align="center"><b>From Of All Things
by Robert Benchley (1921)