Probably every board at one time or another has done the "What's your favorite Christmas movie/special?" thread. So I'll ask something a little different: what's your favorite scene? I've got a few: In "A Charlie Brown Christmas", Charlie Brown and Linus are walking through the Christmas tree lot, almost all of which are made of aluminum. (Linus even bangs on one, and it makes a hollow ring.) That's when they spot that scraggly little twig, prompting Linus to ask the immortal question: "Gee...do they still make wooden Christmas trees?" I suppose there's all sorts of moments in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", but I like the one where "all that was left was a crumb that was even too small for a mouse"...and we see the Grinch steal even that crumb, leaving a quizzical mouse looking at the audience. And, of course, in the same show, the whole "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" song is just a hoot. But my very favorite -- and the one that inspired this topic -- is in the 1970 musical "Scrooge". In a scene that was totally made up for the movie (yet works like gangbusters), the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come leads Scrooge to his place of business, outside of which Scrooge sees a cheering throng made up entirely of people who owe him money. Scrooge is delighted, assuming that at some point in the future, people have actually come to appreciate him. As he watches the crowd, what he doesn't see behind his back is several undertakers carrying out his dead body in a black coffin! Scrooge continues to be oblivious as one man dances on top of Scrooge's coffin, leading the crowd in song: Thank you very much! Thank you very much! That's the nicest thing that anyone's ever done for me! It may sound double-Dutch But my delight is such I feel as if a losing war's been won for me! And if I had a flag I'd 'and me flag out To add a sort of final victory touch. But since I left me flag at 'ome I'll simply have to say Thank you very, very, very much! Thank you very, very, very much! It's a wonderfully ironic scene in that Scrooge hasn't a clue that they're celebrating the fact that he's dead. And on top of that, the song is very catchy.