Whitley's Journal

Journal entries relating to "Christmas"

Saturday, December 24, 2011
It is a late hour. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I sit listening to Rachmaninoff's Vocalise sung by Anna Moffo, which I would listen to on nights when I felt that the visitors were coming. They would cast such a spell over me on those nights, with their strangeness and their longing. They seemed far from home, but not physically; rather, from a home...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
My novella the Christmas Spirits is now available as a hardcover. You can watch a video about it on my YouTube Channel, and it's available for Kindle in the US and the UK. It is an updating of a book I have loved deeply all of my life, Dickens' a Christmas Carol.
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Friday, December 24, 2010
I have seen 65 Christmases and remember 61 of them, and yet every year at this time, I find myself deeply moved and filled with an upwelling of hope and joy that is quite unquenchable, and is as intense right now as it was when I was a little boy, looking up into the stars of the holy night, half expecting to see Jesus and half expecting to...
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