That exclamation was made famous by Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dicken's classic 'A Christmas Carol'. Scrooge was an unhappy, negative and cynical businessman preoccupied with his greedy pursuit of money. He did not want to be bothered with, not participate in or get into the 'spirit' of Christmas. He repudiated all the folderol associated with Christmas.
Have any of you ever been called a 'Scrooge' during the Christmas season? I suspect that an overwhelming majority of us would have to confess to being accused at some time or other - especially we men. It was most certainly wives, girlfriends or partners who played the part of Marley in saying it to us: "Don't be such a Scrooge!" In my case it was my ex-wife who said it to me on the occasion of me suggesting that one year we just forget it and don't bother to celebrate. Has anybody done it recently?
It's Christmas, let's have fun and be honest. Open up all you Scrooges out there and tell us your innermost thoughts about the Bah Humbug! philosophy of life.