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'You mean I'm sacked, sir?!'


This version isn't a "good" adaptation, but it's cute, innocuous holiday fare. Yeah, Tiny Tim's laugh cracks glass. But it's not a "bad" movie to come out of Hollywood's so-called Golden Age.

But is it not just a bit peculiar that a grown man with a doting family waiting at home would join a group of troublemaking street boys throwing snowballs to knock the hats off the head of complete strangers on Christmas Eve??

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Bob was still a boy at heart.



He's taking the knife out of the Cheese!
Do you think he wants some cheese?

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Haven't you ever wanted to delay conveying bad news to somone or having a delayed reaction to it? The longer it took to go home, the longer his family would be in the dark about his firing.

"May I bone your kipper, Mademoiselle?"

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Ouh, he hadn't been fired until he joined the group of troublemaking street boys throwing snowballs to knock the hats off the head of complete strangers on Christmas Eve.

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