Joy and I saw a production of “A Christmas Carol” last week, performed by the theater department at the nearby university. This is the third show we’ve seen there (previous shows were “Into The Woods” and “Honky Tonk Angels”), and each of them has been incredibly professional and well done. This particular production featured quite a few actual Christmas carols sung by the performers between parts of the traditional story, which was kind of neat. It was enlightening to see a fairly faithful retelling of the original story, especially in light of the severely dumbed-down Disney and Muppet versions that have taken over television in more recent times. The story is really quite a powerful and emotionally engaging tale of redemption, and a needed reminder of Christ’s coming to redeem us in the midst of the commercialism of the Christmas season. I’m really glad I had the chance to see it.