I take my Christmas very seriously.
Fun fact: I’m a sucker for a Christmas Carol. Any version of it, even! All Dogs Christmas Carol, Muppets Christmas Carol, the actual honest to God play. You name it and I’ll watch it! Heck, there was a George of the Jungle Christmas Carol a few years back. Worse take on the story ever, but heck I’d watch it again. It’s a clever story that somehow manages to work for so many things, and one of these days I’ll actually get a chance to read the book in time for the season (yeah not actually reading it is kinda sad).
The ghost of Christmas Present is the best ghost in the story. In most versions the spirit is portrayed as a big jolly fellow who eats and eats and has a grand old time. Christmas Present shows Scrooge around and lets him know that while he’s being a big grump the rest of the world is having fun, making do, or working through their own struggles. Most versions I’ve seen omit the part about Ignorance and Want hiding and clinging on to the spirit.
There’s no real reason why Rosabelle is the ghost and Pi is Scrooge. She’s generally a happy foodie, but she can get ornery. Pi likes Christmas, but he’s not the holly jolly type. They just sorta worked as the characters, so I just went with it. This was a fun illustration, and I totally want to do another one before Friday. Will I get to do it? Ehhhhhh who knows? No reason to say yes or no yet. It might happen or it might not. Don’t wanna count those three French eggs before they hatch! Never the less, Merry Christmas to All, God Bless Us Every One, and remember that all Holiday goodies go on sale the next day!